Grade School Geniuses?
An Inver Grove Heights grade school is giving kids as young as kindergarten instruction in the Advanced Placement (AP) style used by high school kids to get into better colleges and take care of basic required classes. According to a Wednesday Dec. 5 Star Trib article, only a few other schools in the country have put this Pre-AP program into action. The residents and teachers of Inver Grove Heights quoted in this article give positive reviews for the program. Some teachers already work on some of the concepts the program details, but not necessarily to the extent. The article doesn't say anything about any problems of limitations inherent in the program, if any are present. It appears from the article that each teacher is responsible for making up their own programs for each class, but on the Inver Grove Heights Community Schools website, it seems like they go through a training course.