I just had a rather disturbing meeting with the college advisor at or school. He told me that colleges are not looking favorably at kids who take AP Stats. In fact, he said that they equated this course to other 'soft' APs such as Psychology and Political Science. He was told that admissions officers feel that a non-AP Calculus course is more worthwhile and impressive than this AP course!
I was wondering if any of you have gotten similar feedback? I would appreciate it very much if you would talk to your college advisors and find out whether they have had similar comments.
My reaction was that whether or not the admissions people look upon this course favorably, we will continue to offer it at our school. The feedback from my students has been so positive. They feel that they are learning important and relevant topics. Many have said that this is the first useful course they have taken. Perhaps that's going a bit overboard, but it certainly is worthwhile.
Alaine Gorfinkle Ramaz School 60 East 78 Street NY,NY 10021