Change Our New AP/Honor System

Change Our New AP/Honor System

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Emerald Kwang started this petition to Temple City High School

For the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, Temple City High School’s administration has implemented a new system for determining a student's eligibility for an AP or Honors course. This new system accepts students solely based on a student’s letter grade, omitting standardized testing and a tryout process. 

Tryouts, in the past years, allowed students to be judged fairly. The system gave all students an equal opportunity to enroll in an AP or Honors course. Students were not solely accepted on grades or tryout test scores. Rather, a holistic approach was taken. The AP and Honors teachers were previously given the opportunity to assess a student’s eligibility, take into account teacher recommendations, and understand a student's specific situation. In addition, this new system was introduced to current students in March, the end of the school year, leaving students unprepared for and unaware of the prerequisites the new system demands. The system also does not allow failing students to drop out of an enrolled AP or Honors class. These factors negatively impact students and our school. 


This new system must be removed as it denies equal opportunity for each student and ultimately, harms Temple City High School.

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