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An Example of Advanced Placement Opportunities at BAHS

posted Apr 2, 2017, 6:49 AM by Butch Richards   [ updated Apr 2, 2017, 7:04 AM ]
   This team-taught, interdisciplinary class has been offered at BAHS since 2002, when the AP World History exam was first offered.   The class includes Honors English 2 and AP World History and emphasizes preparing students for the content and writing skills offered on the AP World History exam.   The team-taught nature of the class allows for much further enrichment through reading literature and texts that reflect, influence and respond to the historical events that are covered.   For example, students recently studied Enlightenment Revolutions, while reading Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. Similarly, the class had a simulation where historical figures got a chance to interact with Napoleon Bonaparte, highlighting the various reactions to his conquest of much of Europe in the name of the Revolution.  Historically, this class has been very successful with an 82% passing rate for BAHS students, with a national passing rate of around 51%.  This class is offered to students during their Sophomore year and is currently taught by Ms. Oliver and Mrs. Ross.