by Gerardo Hurtado, class of 2020 AP European History intimidates many incoming sophomores. But I will say that the course is immensely valuable in terms of academic skills; and further, I believe that it is nearly essential to future academic success. The course spans four centuries of European history and the development of wars, religion, and nations. It is relatively pain-free; each day, the teacher lectures for fifty minutes. We follow lecture notes, printed packets containing every detail (the bolded […]
Gift Nnamdi, Class of 2019 Behind every image is a complex story that shapes an artist’s intention and mirrors life in unexplainable ways. Whether it is appeasing gods through ritualistic activities, pleasing the church with commissions of majestic paintings of religious figures, or seeking abstract ways to deal with catastrophic wars, Art History is a discipline that transcends a scholar squarely into the political, sociological, and religious climate of various cultures. Art History is like studying a visual language that […]
Student Blog Post by Jasmine Vasquez, Class of 2020 An AP or Honors course can seem intimidating or stressful for many people but there are many positive effects that not enough people talk about. While in high school, it is important to prepare ourselves for the advanced education that is expected in college. Chaffey High School provides many opportunities that allow students to enrich in experience, and taking an AP or Honors course is a beneficial option that will give […]
Student Blog post by Alexander Soria, class of 2020 Throughout high school I have taken classes that everyone takes. The usual math, science, English, history, and foreign language. However, my junior year I set out to learn something new, while still working with the academic goals that I set out for myself. Therefore, I chose to take AP Art History, one of the classes that have taught me a lot. When people hear about this class, they think about just […]
Seal of Biliteracy A student who graduates from high school must have achieved a high level of literacy and fluency in one or more language(s) in addition to English to be awarded the SSB. The student must demonstrate: Completion of all English language arts requirements for graduation with an overall grade point average of 2.0 in those classes. Passage of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) for English language arts, or any successor test, […]
The College Board administers the Advanced Placement Program internationally. All of the AP courses offered at Chaffey are aligned to the rigor and excellence established by the College Board guidelines. To help students prepare for AP level work and to help current AP students be successful, the College Board has innumerable resources.
Blog Post by Jennifer Hernandez, Class of 2019 Environmental Science is a field of study that allows people to learn about the environment and investigate solutions for the environmental issues of the planet. Anthropogenic activities, meaning derived from human activities, are the biggest damage to the Earth. Unmanaged construction, deforestation, overfishing, overgrazing, and the use of natural resources are activities that are