50 AP tests: done!
Como Park Senior High School students took 550 Advanced Placement tests in 18 subjects in May.
Como Park has St. Paul Public School’s largest AP program, offering numerous opportunities for students to take rigorous coursework leading to college credits after a national exam.
The Multicultural Appreciation Fashion Show on May 15 gave students a chance to wear clothing that celebrated their ethnic heritage. The school was filled with colorful ethnic costumes from all over the world.
Academy of Finance news
The ninth-grade Academy of Finance attended “Global Opportunities for Our Next Generation,” a talk from Thomas Hanson, a former Foreign Service officer. It was held at the University of St. Thomas’s Minneapolis campus on April 29.
Thirty Como Students had fun face painting and running carnival games at the St. Anthony Park Elementary School Spring Carnival. It is the 17th year that Como students have volunteered at this event.
Sapphire Stars are stars
Como’s Technovation Challenge team, the Sapphire Stars, presented their app “QuizzAthon” at the Technovation MN Appapalooza at the Ties Event Center on April 27. The afterschool club for girls focused on creating apps for mobile phones and then designing a business plan for the inventions. Como’s team has sent their app on to be judged in a global competition.
French speakers compete
Thirty-seven Como Park Senior High School students participated in the annual A Vous la Parole French speaking contest at the University of Minnesota on April 22. The categories include prose and poetry recitations, theater presentations, song performances, extemporaneous reading, extemporaneous conversation and original skits.