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WOOD RIVER JUNCTION â€” Advanced Placement (AP) test costs will be covered by the Chariho School budget in the 2014/2015 academic year. Before approval, however, paying $91 per AP test was the center of debate at the school committee meeting last Tuesday night.
In his tenure, Superintendent of Schools Barry Ricci has increased the number of AP classes every year. In 2005, Chariho High School offered 52 AP â€śseatsâ€ť or places in AP classes; in 2014/2015, the school projects 296 seats. Students may take more than one AP class at a time and are required to take the AP test at the end of the course. By taking AP classes, students can earn college credit, depending on their test scores and their collegeâ€™s policy on accepting AP credit.
The AP tests are graded from the five as the highest score to one as the lowest. Studentsâ€™ class grades are shown on their transcript, not the AP test grades.
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