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AP Day is Feb. 8, Eighth Grade Parent and Student Night is Feb. 9

Lamar County Comprehensive High School will hold its Advanced Placement open house on Wednesday, Feb, 8. The high school will holding its annual eighth grade Parent and Student Night on Thursday, Feb. 9. The high school offers eight AP courses in English literature, English language, world history, U.S. history, calculus, biology, environmental science and chemistry. Each May AP students take the AP exams. Those who earn a 3, 4 or 5 level may be able to earn free college credit for these courses taken in the high school. College faculty report that AP students are far better prepared for serious academic work. State regulations require teachers of Advanced Placement courses to be endorsed to teach the courses by participating in summer institutes hosted by the state’s colleges and universities. To offer a college-level course, teachers must have a syllabus approved by The College Board. Assessments in these classes require sophisticated critical thinking skills. During eighth grade Parent and Student Night tours and course informational booths will be available for parents and students beginning at 5 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The formal parent and student presentation is at 6 p.m. and is expected to conclude no later than 6:30 p.m. High school teachers and staff will be present to answer questions for rising ninth graders and explain what they need to know to be successful next year and throughout their high school careers.

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