by GEORGINA MADOK | special to 92131 Magazine

AP Season Comes to Scripps Ranch

As May approaches Scripps Ranch High, one will start to see more students carrying Barron’s Advanced Placement (AP) books – in addition to their school textbooks – around campus. It’s that time of year again: AP testing!

SRHS offers a variety of AP classes, from art to Spanish to European history, which start being offered to students as sophomores. All year, the students and teachers race to cover the required material to be best prepared for their May test date.

Sophomore Kashika Gupta is enrolled in two AP classes, Art History and Biology. “I’m nervous for the tests because this is my first experience with College Board and the world of APs,” Gupta proclaimed.

Monish Alishala, a junior, took AP Art History and Biology last year, too, and this year doubled his AP course load. Taking AP Computer Science, U.S. History, English Language, and Calculus AB, Alishala said time management is his main focus this AP season. “Since I’m taking four AP classes and tests, I have to memorize a lot of information. If I don’t, I’m going to have to cram a year of knowledge into a few nights of studying, which diminishes my chance at success,” he said. However, since AP classes take their class finals the week before the tests, students have to study early, which works in their favor, forcing them to start studying a week before the AP test.

AP class tests allow students to express their interest in a certain field (and adds a GPA boost, which never hurts). Best of luck to our fabulous Falcons!

Georgina Madok is a junior at Scripps Ranch High School. She is participating in an internship program with 92131 Magazine.