$100 reward for passing an Ap class

You shouldn’t be rewarded $100 just for passing an AP class.

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$100 reward for passing an Ap class

 Throughout the year you learn a lot in AP classes luckily there are books to help you study for the final exam.

Throughout the year you learn a lot in AP classes luckily there are books to help you study for the final exam.

Erin Wells

Throughout the year you learn a lot in AP classes luckily there are books to help you study for the final exam.

Erin Wells

Erin Wells

Throughout the year you learn a lot in AP classes luckily there are books to help you study for the final exam.

Erin Wells, Staff Writer

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At Gunderson High School, Advanced Placement classes seemed to be pushed on to student this past year. Even to students who may not be ready for them. Students shouldn’t be persuaded or bribed into taking an AP class. Yes, you aren’t forced into taking an AP class, but who would give up the chance to gain $100?

If you take an AP class and pass it, you get $100 from a organization named National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI). This is Gunderson’s first year partnering with NIMSI. Donors and partners of NIMSI help this organization to provide educational support to schools all over the U.S.

The official mission of NMSI found on their website states that they aim to, “advance STEM education to ensure all students, especially those furthest from opportunity, thrive and reach their highest potential as problem solvers and lifelong learners who pursue their passions and tackle the world’s toughest challenges.”

NIMSI’s mission is amazing. They want to help students and challenge them so that they can be better prepared for the real world, but giving them $100 for passing the class, I feel, is ineffective, and instead of a student just being proud that they passed an AP class, they now focus on the fact that the got $100.

There are students at our school who have bad grades and who can’t keep their grades up. There are also students who need extra support that an AP class does not provide.

Somehow theses students are being put into AP classes and not succeeding, not getting enough help they need, but the fact is that an AP class is for students who don’t need a lot of aid and support, so why put struggling students into a advanced class.

I think students should be rewarded like possibly a certificate of completion, but $100 doesnt seem like the way to go.

I have thought about taking an AP class and even though everyone says i shouldn’t i finally decided to. I don’t care about the $100 that’s not what i’m focused on. I am focused on getting through the class and making sure i actually understand the material and learn from the class.