Published : Friday, May 11, 2018 | 2:28 PM
Today, nine members of the Alverno Heights Academy Class of 2019 will take the AP U.S. History Exam! In 2016, over 489,000 students across the U.S. took the APUSH exam making it the second most popular exam in the College Board program. A special thank you to Ms. Kari Irvin, Dean of Faculty and Social Studies Department Chair, for your hard work in preparing the girls for this exam!
Additionally, this afternoon two members of the Class of 2018 will be submitting their AP Studio Art portfolios to the College Board for review. These young ladies, under the tutelage of our Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair Mr. Tim Lewis P’19, have been working diligently over the last few months to create beautiful and well-rounded portfolios. Some of their art will be on display next Friday, May 18 at the Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre!
Want to see how well you would do on the AP U.S. History Exam? Check out the question below:
The U.S. gained unrestricted access to the Mississippi River and New Orleans by
A. Sending troops across the river into Spanish territory
B. Signing an alliance with France against Spain
C. Negotiating the Pinckney Treaty with Spain
D. Buying New Orleans from the French
E. None of the above
AP Studio Art is not based on a written exam; instead, students submit portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year. The AP Studio Art Program consists of three portfolios — 2-D Design, 3-D Design and Drawing — corresponding to the most common college foundation courses.
The portfolios share a basic, three-section structure which requires students to show competence and range of understanding of visual concerns and methods. Each of the portfolios requires a depth of investigation and process of discovery through the Concentration section (Section II). In the Breadth section (Section III), students are asked to demonstrate serious grounding in visual principles and material techniques. The Quality section (Section I) is a selection of works that best exhibit synthesis of form, technique and content.
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