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July 19, 2019

6/20/2019 11:22:00 AM
Iowa-Grant Teachers Could Not Be Prouder

By Carley Rider
Iowa-Grant High School was named a recipient of a 2018 Wisconsin Advanced Placement Advisory Council Pacesetter award, as stated in the May 23rd newspaper. Iowa-Grant's AP teachers wish to congratulate their AP students on this achievement and give the community a better understanding of what these AP courses entail.
For the past three consecutive years, Iowa-Grant High School has made its way into the third level of the award. Iowa-Grant offers it's students four Advanced Placement (AP) courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Literature, and AP United States History.
AP Literature and English Teacher Becky Richmond has greatly enjoyed being part of the IGHS AP program and is very proud of the students she has taught.
"If students wish to improve their reading and writing skills exponentially, AP English is a sure bet, whether they score high enough to earn college credit at the end of the year or not. Few classes are as substantive and rewarding as an AP course." Richmond stated.
AP Calculus and math teacher Carrie Hartnett believes that AP courses are among the most rigorous courses high school students can take. The students that take AP courses not only challenge themselves, but learn first-hand what a college course will be like.
"As the AP Calculus teacher at Iowa-Grant, I have high expectations for my students, and nothing makes me happier than when my students rise and meet those expectations. I am extremely proud of each of the students that chose to take AP Calculus regardless of the score they earned." Carrie Hartnett stated.
Playing off what both Mrs. Richmond and Mrs. Hartnett said, AP Bio and science teacher, Aaron Zimmer believes that AP classes are a wonderful opportunity for students. Zimmer strongly believes that AP classes are more than about passing an exam to earn college credit. Mr. Zimmer is grateful to get to work with students who welcome that challenge.
AP United States History teacher Jake Winkler cannot speak highly enough about the students that he has had in his AP course. Apart from learning the content of the course, Winkler also believes that these students are honing skills that will transfer into college and the workplace. AP courses at Iowa-Grant offer students the chance to put critical thinking, reading, analysis, writing, time management, and study skills to use.
"Many times our students are taking more than one AP class at a time and are involved in extracurricular activities, so it takes a great amount of dedication and balance to be successful." Winkler stated.

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