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School makes AP exams optional for the year

Mimi Landes February 27, 2021

The College Board announced a new schedule for AP Exams for the school year. The tests will be administered by the school both in-person on paper and at home online over a three-week period. Students...

Rethinking AP exams

Austin Lee April 19, 2020

With most of the U.S. beginning to enact strict social distancing orders due to COVID-19, the College Board announced in late March that it would administer all 2020 Advanced Placement exams online. Perhaps...

School releases revised 2020-2021 Curriculum Guide

Tammer Bagdasarian February 11, 2020

The school released its 2020-2021 Curriculum Guide, which includes an array of new courses and modifications that will go into effect next year alongside the school’s redesigned block schedule. The...

Letter to the Editors – Head of Upper School Laura Ross

Laura Ross, Head of Upper School February 11, 2020

I read with interest the Opinion piece in the Jan. 29 edition of the Chronicle entitled “A-P(ushed) The Wrong Way” and would like to clear up a few misconceptions and offer a different perspective. The...

626 students participate in AP examinations

Eugenia Ko September 3, 2014

A total of 626 students this past school year took 1,736 Advanced Placement exams, the highest number of exams in recent history. 91 percent of students received passing scores of 3, 4 or 5. Six middle...

Foreign language department inducts students into honor societies

Jensen Pak May 21, 2013

Members of the foreign language faculty inducted students, who had completed the Advanced Placement course in their language, into honor societies for Chinese, French, Latin and Spanish at the Foreign...

Senior works on farm in Maine

September 5, 2012

By Aaron Lyons Martin Riu ’13 woke up at 5:30 a.m. There was little light outside, but Riu dragged himself out of bed to feed pigs and chickens, move cows and set up fencing. At 7:30 a.m. he...

Slow down and step back

November 16, 2011

By Judd Liebman During sophomore year, we fill out the "Three Year Plan," outlining our ideas about our future classes. Our decisions in 10th grade could dictate the rest of our high school career. And...

Chinese AP educators postpone visit to school

October 21, 2011

By Julius Pak The visit of a contingent of high school teachers from Beijing has been postponed. The trip has been delayed due to visa problems and has been rescheduled to early 2012, Associate Head...

Alumna to cover various physics topics at assembly

April 27, 2011

By Saj Sri-Kumar A physicist will be speaking about nanotechnology at an optional assembly today. Ania Bleszynski Jayich’s ’94 lecture will also cover various quantum physics topics,...

Departments add many new courses

September 1, 2010

By Eli Haims   In the past four years, numerous new classes have been added to the curriculum, ranging from Advanced Placement Chinese to Studies in Scientific Research. The foreign language...

Spread out our burden, please

Chronicle Staff April 27, 2010

By Daniel Rothberg In about a week, I will take my first set of Advanced Placement examinations. I feel that I have been well prepared in my AP classes to take the exams. So, you might be asking yourself,...

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