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p19 education YA logoFor the 2013-2014 academic year, YA will be adding a number of new AP (Advanced Placement) courses: AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, AP U.S. Government and Politics and AP World History.

This comes on the heels of the school adding AP Studio Art three years ago and AP English Language and Composition (its second AP English course) this year. To

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put this into perspective, AP course offerings at Yeshiva have nearly doubled since fall 2011 (from five during the 2011-2012 school year to nine during the 2013-2014 school year).

And beyond its AP courses, Yeshiva Atlanta has also created a new English class – Creative Writing and Current Events – and will be introducing a new history class, International History of the United States through Film and Novels.

“Expanding the AP course offering was a major objective of mine,” Dr. Paul Oberman, Head of School, noted with considerable excitement. “Next year there will be two AP classes offered in science, math, social studies, and English for the first time in YA’s history!”

Joel Rojek, Assistant Principal for General Studies, was similarly enthused. He was also quick to point out that the school is continuing to explore additional opportunities to excite and academically motivate its students.

“We’re always looking for ways to improve our curriculum and offer more opportunities for students to challenge themselves and develop academically,” Rojek said. “With these new courses, all YA students have more options to study subjects they’d like to master.”

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