Students complete first week of AP testing


Irina Malyugina

Audrey Liu (10) focuses concentratedly on her work in the library during AP week. AP Exams were help in both the Auxiliary Gym and Nichols Atrium.

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

Students completed their first week of AP exams on May 10, ending the week with the United States History and Physics 2 exams. Another week of AP testing lies ahead, with 17 exams being offered next week, including Biology, Calculus AB and BC, Art History, and Music Theory.

This past week, 17 exams were offered as well, with exams proctored at Harker in both the Nichols Atrium and the Auxiliary Gym by Harker teachers. Classes continued as usual throughout the week, and students were excused from returning to classes to complete the academic day on the days they had AP exams.

Students were allowed to sign up for any exams for which they were self-studying back in November, and were able to sign up any time before Nov. 16. All other students currently enrolled in AP classes were automatically enrolled for the exam after signing off on their intent to take the exam a few months ago in advisory.

The week prior to exams, the Happiness Committee from Student Council brought in inflatable slides as well as an inflatable obstacle course to aid in reducing student stress. There will be a petting zoo held on May 14 for students to further gain an opportunity to relax.