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Frayre, Elizabeth
Teacher, AP Coordinator



Advanced Placement

2017 AP Summer Bridge Registration

Hello Students & Parents of 9-11th grade students,

Lakewood High is fortunate to be able to offer AP Summer Bridge workshops for students entering grades 10 through 12 in the 2017-18 school year. The program will run from August 7th  through August 11th .  The following AP teachers will present a workshop in their AP Subject.

AP Subject

AP Teacher


Mrs. Bobo


Mr. De la Loza

Computer Science Principles / A

Mr. McNamee

English Literature

Mrs. Lurie

Government & Economics

Mr. Flanagan


Mr. Glover

Spanish Language & Culture

Sra. Frayre &

Sra. McDaniel

Spanish Literature & Culture

Sra. Serrano


Mrs. Thron

If you are going to take one of these AP Classes, plan on attending the workshops because they will prepare you to be successful during your year in that course.  The teachers design them to support your academic success as you transition into a more challenging, college level class.  During the workshop teachers may:

  • discuss main topics and ideas that will be covered in class
  • review necessary topics and skills that students should know before beginning the year
  • practice certain skills that will be necessary to be successful in the course
  • go over the AP Exam components

If you plan on attending AP Summer Bridge in August, click here to open the online registration form (or copy and paste the address: in a new browser).  However, if you have trouble accessing the link or if you prefer a paper copy, you can do one of the following:

  1. Pick up a registration form from Sra. Frayre in Room 407
  2. Or from the front office (after June 15) and fill it out.

If you fill out a paper copy of the registration, turn it in to Room 407 only until June 15th; afterwards, place it in the red box in the front office.  If you have questions about a specific AP Workshop, contact the individual AP teacher.  If you have general questions about AP Summer Bridge, please respond to this email.

Please make every attempt to register electronically but regardless of how you choose to submit the form, the deadline to register for AP Summer Bridge is Friday, June 30th.

2017 AP Exam Dates & Locations

2017 AP Exam Dates

2017 AP Exam Schedule - Week 1


Morning 8 a.m.

Afternoon 12 noon

May 1


Environmental Science


May 2

Spanish Language and Culture

Art History

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

May 3

English Literature and Composition

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

May 4

United States Government and Politics


May 5

United States History

Computer Science Principles

Studio Art

2017 AP Exam Schedule - Week 1


Morning 8 a.m.

Afternoon 12 noon

May 8



May 9

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

French Language & Culture

Spanish Literature & Culture

May 10

English Language and Composition


May 11

World History


May 12


Plan for the Future - Newsetter Articles


Myths about AP Classes

Things you thought you knew about AP classes


     First of all, what is an AP Class? AP stands for Advanced Placement. An AP class is the most advanced course you can take at the high school level -even more advanced than honors. In order for a class to be considered AP a teacher has to prove (by completing certain requirements) that the class has the same rigor as a university course. Once you’re in the AP class your teacher will prepare you to take the AP exam in May. The exam is graded by AP teachers across the nation using a score of 1-5. Passing scores are 3 (qualified), 4 (well qualified) or 5 (extremely well qualified). The score is used by colleges and universities to determine if you will receive credit for what you’ve already learned or you will be allowed to skip that class once you are in college, otherwise known as “advanced placement”. Now that you have an idea of what AP is, here are common misconceptions about these courses.

1. You have to be “smart” to take AP classes.

     False.  Any student can take an AP class during high school. As long as you have the motivation to work hard in the college-level class, you are welcome to try it. Some classes are teacher recommended or your counselor may suggest them; but, in the end, if you want to take the class or classes, and you’re willing to put in the time and effort, you are allowed to sign up.

2. I took the class, but I didn’t pass the exam. What a waste of time!

       False.  Okay, so you took the exam, tried your best, but you didn’t pass it. You’re thinking: I should’ve taken the non-AP class. Guess what? You will still benefit from your hard work and effort. Colleges and universities appreciate the challenge and when they compare your transcript to other students who didn’t

take AP classes, you will look more favorable because you took the initiative to take on challenging course work.  Also, by taking an AP class, you benefit from the extra grade point average! If you get a B in the class, your GPA will reflect an A. If you get an A, your GPA will reflect an extra point so instead of 4 points you’ll receive 5.

3. You have to pass the AP Exam to pass the class in school.

       False.  The grade you receive in your AP class reflects the effort and hard work you put into the class. The grade you receive on the AP exam reflects your understanding of what you learned while you were in the class. Obviously, there is a correlation between the two because if you put in a lot of effort and if you work hard while you are in class, there is a high probability that you will pass the exam.

4. The AP Exam is too expensive.

        False.  You’re a teenager. Anything more than twenty bucks is too expensive especially if you have to spend it on something for school. The fee for each exam is $91. That’s nothing compared to taking the same class in college where you’ll have to pay you’re your own textbooks, tuition and other costs involved with being a college student. Also, this year anyone who takes the exam will only have to pay $15 per exam!  Yes, you read it right -only $15 and that’s not all… Once you take the exam, you can get back $10. So, all you’re truly paying for a college class is only $5!!! So, there’s really no excuse to not take the exam.

I’m a Freshman, Why Should I Start Worrying About College?

Being well prepared for “after” high school


     You’re a freshman, you must have heard the phrase: “Time flies when you’re having fun”; well, that’s not the only time that it flies. It may be your first year of high school, but before you know it, you are planning for your high school graduation. Then, you’ll be saying to your friends: “Wow, it went by so fast!

     For this reason, start thinking of your goals. Start thinking of what you might want to do after high school. When you plan, you end up having more options for yourself. If you plan to do well in your classes and to receive good grades, then you won’t have to limit your choices about which college or university to attend.

     Let’s say you currently have no plan in your future that includes going to college. Maybe you plan on taking over the family business? Maybe you plan on inheriting money from a rich relative or winning the lottery? Okay, that last one might be a little far-fetched, but you get the idea. Guess what? Things change. Unfortunately, we can’t always control what happens in our lives.

     What if, your family decides they need a new accountant for the family business, but since you didn’t pay much attention in your math classes or any other classes, it’s going to take you longer to get your degree because you have to make up some high school math classes in college before you are admitted into the more advanced class you need for your major. There are so many what ifs, not worth worrying about; instead, start doing your best now so you can take your future “by the horns!” In other words, so you can be in control of your future whether it’s an expected one or not because what’s worse than a “what if?” an “I should have…”


Next Steps…

Stop by the College and Career Center in room 332 (upstairs) or the College Advisor’s Office in room 129 (main office) to get questions answered about planning for life after high school.

  • Make a plan NOW - visit
  • Be sure you are meeting the requirements for your goals. (A-G Requirements)
  • Talk to your parents and counselor about AP classes.
  • Do community service or join a club

The College Board’s Big Future website -

Big Future is a new link created by the College Board to help you create a plan for your future. It’s very exciting!


Visit the link and then click on the far right tab titled: Make a plan. Once there, click on the grade you are currently in and the site will guide you to create a customized plan.











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