AP credit question

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Registered: 09-19-2006
AP credit question
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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 4:11pm
My son took AP Stats and he was planning on taking the AP test, but he found out that School of Mines won't award any credit for AP Stats. That seems weird since he can get credit for Calc AB and BC and for Physics C. I don't really understand why they don't award any credit for Stats. Does anyone know why this might be?

Thanks,
Robin

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 04-13-2011 - 9:12am
Robin that makes sense. Jordyn doesn't plan on being a math or science major, she's looking into art history/conservator and graphic design. She will have all 4 years of her math credits after Junior year, so she doesn't need to take one her senior year if she doesn't want to and with all her other classes, didn't want to take Calculus or a regular core class junior year, but still needed to take a math class. I did talk to a senior boy that works at a restaurant that my DH does business for, he's a straight A, top of the class kid and he said that he he took most of the same classes Jordyn is planning on taking and that AP Stats is a pretty tough course, but AP Physics wasn't really if she did fine in Pre-AP Chemistry. So we'll see what happens this next year.
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Registered: 09-19-2006
Wed, 04-13-2011 - 9:22am
Interesting. I guess it depends on the teacher or maybe the kids you are taking the class with. In my son's AP Physics class 6 of the 22 kids made it into the finals for the National Physics team (or something like that.). All I know is that 10,000 kids took the test nationwide and 300 kids made it into the finals and 6 of them were from my son's class. My son was not among them (LOL) but it had to add to the competition. Also there are a couple AP Physics courses and one of them, AP Physics B, is for non majors so it is a lot easier than AP Physics C. A lot more kids in my son's school take Stats so the class was a lot less competitive.
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Registered: 09-19-2006
Wed, 04-13-2011 - 9:28am
Another thought- that kid must be really smart if he went straight to AP Physics without taking a pre AP Physics class. My son took pre-AP Physics and still thought that AP Physics C was really challenging.

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