In The Spotlight
More Crete Monee High School students than ever before are taking the AP challenge and signing up for high-level AP courses. AP stands for Advanced Placement, and these courses are designed to mimic college level courses, in subject areas such as literature, American history, economics, Spanish, physics, and statistics. Students who successfully complete an AP course, and who pass the AP exam in May, can earn college credit while still in high school.
Last year, Crete Monee High School worked with an organization called Equal Opportunity Schools to make sure we caught all of the students at CMHS who could benefit from the challenge of taking a higher-level course. As a result, we have more than doubled the number of students who are taking AP classes for the 2017-2018 school year. We've added AP teachers to the roster, and we've developed an AP support period for students who are taking AP classes, so we can provide extra time for students to master the material.
In order to recognize those students who are bravely taking the plunge, CMHS administrators and teachers traveled around the district in August, handing out yard signs for students who have signed up for AP classes. If you see one of these yard signs around town, know that the student who lives there is demonstrating the very best CMHS has to offer; a willingness to work hard, and a commitment to high-quality teaching and learning. We are so proud of our CMHS students, and can't wait to witness first-hand their success in these challenging courses!