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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

A student stands in front of a bookshelf that represents courses at the school. There is a lack of humanity opportunities for students to choose from.

Remove all AP classes

Jade Harris, Assistant Opinion Editor January 3, 2023

The school has decided to slowly shift away from Advanced Placement (AP) courses, beginning mostly with the humanities. While the removal of APs is beneficial to students, the current methodology will...

Chinese instructors observe AP curriculum

Michael Rothberg February 13, 2013

Teachers from The High School Affiliated to Fudan University and The Beijing Number 12 High School visited Harvard-Westlake to observe various departments’ AP curricula and teaching styles. The visitors...

Get rid of AP classes

May 24, 2011

By Saj Sri-Kumar Is there really only one way to teach college-level French? Are there really only two types of college English classes? Well, no. Then why do so many high schools pretend that the answer...

Extend the deadline

April 27, 2011

By Lara Sokoloff Spring of junior year. The tension, the pressure, the stress…it’s all palpable. From the moment we return from spring college tours, many of us have a new, stronger...

Almost half of students ask for schedule changes

September 21, 2010

By Jessica Barzilay Before any other students had seen their schedules, Gabe Benjamin ’11 knew his was a problem. Benjamin’s dean, Cahn Oxelson, notified him that due to an irreconcilable...

Teachers work as AP graders over summer

Chronicle Staff April 27, 2010

  By Sam Adams Science teacher Wendy Van Norden was sitting in a vast, silent auditorium at Clemson University when she saw something familiar. Among the thousands of Advanced Placement Environmental...

Dump the APs

February 10, 2009

by Derek Schlom I am not going to bash the proposed schedule changes, but I’ve been questioning the reasoning behind the decision. Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts has stated that one of her main...

Spanish language students to journey to Argentina

June 2, 2008

By Nicki ResnikoffSpanish language students will take a trip to Argentina organized by the school this summer. The trip offered both from July 26 to August 10 and from July 16 to August 4. Up to 15...

3 AP cancellations appall language, math teachers

April 24, 2008

By Ariane Lange Members of the Foreign Language and Math Departments were alarmed by the abrupt cancellation of three AP classes by the College Board.The College Board recently announced that AP French...

Senior seminars to be profound, practical

May 7, 2007

By Adam Gold Classes ranging from astrology to car maintenance to basics of dorm life will be taught during the week of seminars for seniors after the end of AP classes. The seminars, which will be held...

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