Description of Club: For 9th grade students who would like to sit for
the College Board AP Environmental Science test in May 2011, there will
be an opportunity to build upon your content and skills from 9th grade
Science, and prepare for this exam through summer work and participation
in the after-school APES - 9 Club.
Criteria: This opportunity will be available for students taking
Honors Ecology / Environmental Science who are ready for and interested
in an additional academic challenge. Students will be expected to
comprehend 11th - 12th grade reading level material, and complete
multi-step mathematical calculations, above grade-level, without a
calculator. Qualities that would help you succeed in this endeavor
would be a disciplined work ethic, ability to manage time effectively,
and ability to work independently.
Send an email or note to Science Department Head Ms. Mary McCarthy by
May 1, 2010, stating your interest in participating in APES -9
Address for note: Ms. Mary McCarthy, ARHS, 21 Mattoon St., Amherst, MA 01002
Attend meeting at the High School in June, to receive your summer
assignment. (There will be a test in the beginning of September on the
Complete supplemental assignments throughout the year.
Club meetings will occur monthly in the Fall and Winter trimesters,
and be scheduled biweekly in Spring. During these sessions, students
will discuss key concepts with the teacher-advisors, and learn and
practice skills needed for the AP exam.