This year, Crestwood High School added two new AP classes to its curriculum, AP U.S. History and AP Literature and Composition.
Mr. Maytas will be teaching AP U.S. History. He says that “the course is engaging for students and it provides a great experience of a college-level course with academic challenge.” The topics that will be covered in AP U.S. History includes the years from the early native Americans to the Obama administration. The AP U.S. History exam is held in May and is three hours long. The questions on the test contain information about the beginning of time to the present. The purpose of the test is to earn college credits.
Teachers, Mrs. Zavacky and Mrs. Morris, bring a combined teaching career of 25 plus years to AP Literature and Composition. Mrs. Zavacky describes this course as “an in depth look into the vast and electric literary world.” The books in AP Literature and Composition will range from excerpts from Oedipus Rex by Sophocles to Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day. Including books such as Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (which students had to read over the summer), Othello by William Shakespeare, and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Mrs. Zavacky emphasizes that “this AP course will expose students to literary criticism and a broader scope of writing.” When asked about the course, senior Taylor Wells says that “the course is really challenging, but it’s super fulfilling to read something and really understand it.” The AP Literature and Composition exam will also be held in May, which students will have the opportunity to receive college credit.
Both AP classes have demanding yet intriguing courses which will help students prepare for the AP exams in the spring.