With the exam exemption window only days away from opening, there are some things that are undefined or confusing to some students, like getting a “U” on Skyward and not being able to exempt because of it.
Emma Kern, a freshman Smithson Valley student, piles herself with Pre-AP classes because of the multiplier. But, when she compares her GPA with NEISD students, she realizes that the higher multiplier gives advantages that may not be fair.
According to the College Board, the average cost of a school year at private colleges averages around $34,740 while public school costs average around $9,970. However, some students are cutting these costs by taking college level courses in high school.
With a subject line reading, “Possible Schedule Changes Needed”, principal John Mehlbrech sent an email on September 16 informing parents that the school now has over 3,000 students, “making it the largest student body Johnson has ever had to work with.” As a result, one math teacher began teaching on Monday, September 21 as well as a new English teacher.
With the fall semester drawing to a close, the second semester provides students with the opportunity to adjust their schedule if they would like. Whether it’s changing to a different extracurricular, dropping an AP class, or registering to take a course online, there are various schedule changes that could potentially be made.
However, this particular semester seemed to give rise to several students wanting to drop the same AP class at the same time- with not enough classes to accommodate these students.