Last year Coolister wanted to take an AP class at school. His counselor advised him against it. The counselor thought that it was a very difficult class for a sophomore and he should wait.
Did I know anything about AP classes? No. I didn't even know what AP stood for when I was in high school. Most of my classes began with the words "Introduction To". But, no matter. I told the counselor that I know my kid and my kid can take on a challenge like nobody's business. He let him register.
And you know what? Coolister proved me right (and made me proud). At the end of the school year, AP students take a test which covers the subject area of their class. A month or so later they get their test results in the mail. If they pass, they are able to receive college credit.
May I present further proof that Coolister has his dad's penchant for smartness:
If you were like me in high school, you may think AP stands for "Academically Privileged" and have no idea what a score of 5 means. Let me enlighten you (from The College Board website):
AP Exam grades are reported on a 5-point scale as follows:
5 Extremely well qualified
4 Well qualified
2 Possibly qualified
1 No recommendation
That's right. Coolister is not only qualified for college credit in biology, he is extremely well qualified.
Pardon my mommy-blogger moment as I shout: THAT'S MY BOY!!