By Eli Lanehart
It is now the second marking period at Red Lion Area Senior High School. The Homecoming frenzy is over, halloween made its mark, and everyone has acclimated to their classes for this school year. Now, students need to think about next year.
“We are looking for every opportunity to allow kids to get college credits here at the high school or at least get prepared for college curriculum,” said Ms. Megan Axe; Head of the Social Studies Department at Red Lion.
These courses that permit college credits and preparation are called AP courses, which stands for Advanced Placement. Students that take these courses and if they successfully take the AP test receiving an appropriate score, will gain college credit and may be exempt from college courses.
By Carly Guise
Many students know the all-too-familiar call of Advanced Placement classes. These classes entice students with their 1.3 weight and high credit value, as well as with the possibility for college credit if they do well on their AP test.
What many students do not know, however, is that there is another option that also offers a 1.3 weight and college credit.
This second option is called dual enrollment, and it is when a high school student attends both classes at their high school and classes on a local college campus.
By Marissa Burd
With a new school year comes changes.
For years, physical education, or gym class, has been held at the high school two times during a six-day cycle, and then a study hall takes place for the four remaining days.
Now, a typical ninth through eleventh grade student’s schedule consists of gym every single day, but only for one semester.
The three levels of phys ed are PE 1 for freshman, 2 for sophomores, and 3 for juniors. As a senior, gym is no longer a requirement.
Not only is there a change in scheduling, but there’s a change in the activities which take place during the phys ed period.