The next AP class is in town!

Students working hard to complete an AP study hall assignment.

Beaverton High School

Students working hard to complete an AP study hall assignment.

Move over, Beaver Lodge, there’s a new guy in town. And he’s got college credit to back him up. That’s right, AP Study Hall will be the newest addition to Beaverton High School’s Advanced Placement family.

APSL is aimed toward students who are not taking a heavy course load and need an AP class to boost their GPA. The class will include a weekly “Organized Waiting (OW)” session, where students must test their focus by sitting still for one full hour. Students will also be subject to a pop quiz to keep them on their feet.

“We chose to implement APSL into schools because of the severe lack of use of study hall,” said Michael McDoughnut, president of the AP College Board. “What I’d like is for students to be working in every classroom. If students and teachers are not utilizing their class time effectively, that’s an inefficient system. I want AP Study Hall to fix that.”

The AP exam will be similar to the class. “The test will consist of exactly three parts,” said McDoughnut. “The first part is a section where you must finish as many career-related learning exercises as possible. The next part will be an intense study session, where students must concentrate on their work for 45 minutes. The last part, and by far the hardest, will be a one-hour sitting session.”

“AP Study Hall looks like a promising addition to our classes,” said Principal Erwin. “I hope that it will shape and reform the way our school is designed.”