LHS Has Record Number Taking AP Exams

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LHS Has Record Number of Students Tackling Multiple AP Exams
Posted on 05/06/2022

May is the season of Advanced Placement (AP) exams and Lynden High School students are tackling multiple exams at a record rate. 

 

With three students taking on all six AP exams and a growing number of students opting to take on multiple exams, it has been a banner year for students looking to gain college credit by scoring well on the AP Exam. 

 

"Some of our students learned to become independent learners during the remote learning experiences over the last two years," says Jordan VanderVeen, LHS teacher. "They've taken this independent learning to the next level by applying it to college credit-earning AP exams."

 

Overall, along with the three students taking on AP Literature, AP Calculus, AP US History, AP US Government and Politics, AP Comparative Government and Politics and AP Environmental Science, there are 220 exams being administered via Lynden High. In all, 145 students are taking at least one AP Exam and a small group are taking some that don't correlate with classes offered at the high school. 

 

Nicole Quiroz Nava, one of the three students engaging with all six exams agrees with VanderVeen. "I think that my experience during Covid helped me learn how to teach myself certain tasks and subjects," she says. "Online learning was new for everyone, and I think that was a collective group, my peers and I decided to just take those skills that we learned during a year of online learning and apply it to these exams."