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Push for Cap on ‘Stressful’ Advanced Placement Courses

Published on: 
Tue, 01/17/2012
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Education News

Some teachers and counselors at some of the nation’s most competitive public and private schools are calling for a cap on the number of Advanced Placement (AP) courses a student can take, saying they’re just too stressful, writes Jill Tucker at the San Francisco Chronicle.

Many believe that AP courses are the only way students can push past their straight-A peers if they want to compete for a spot at the nation’s most competitive public and private colleges. The AP’s college-level classes usually offer a grade-point premium, which can boost a good B up to a GPA around a more-impressive A.

Over the last ten years these courses have become more and more popular. But as the amount of classes’ increases, so does the work load.

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