The First Day

Struggle Against Silence

Well, we’ve officially started. Anya and I have created our own AP Lang course (link to Anya’s blog posts about it), which we will be taking this year.

Our course focuses a lot on what we want to do and what we love to do. In a few words: innovation, education, and the fine arts.

For a bit of background, this all started last year when Anya and I were complaining about the writing assignments we had to do in English class. Given how much writing we do for Innovation Diploma and on our blogs, Mrs. Cureton brought up creating our own AP Lang class, and it happened.

I’ll be honest, I was a bit skeptical at the beginning. Excited, but skeptical. After all, I’ve spent 15 years of my life with teachers deciding what we’re going to do each class with very little student autonomy (aside from the…

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