I am interested the pros and cons in AP and IB programs.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs are challenging academic credits that are internationally recognized. They encourage critical and compassionate thinkers with a global perspective and prepare students exceptionally well for university education.
Many of the ivy league universities and colleges like to see the IB and AP programs on transcripts because they help identify students with desire, dedication and creative thinking skills. The programs do however require a lot of hard work and often extra hours of homework every night. Discussion on the topic is being had at Pros and Cons of the IB Program.
Here are some personal accounts that will provide you with some additional insight into the benefits.
My son attends a private Montessori school where the teacher seems to have undergone a drastic attitude shift (and not for the better) since last year. I have already paid for the year in advance which is non-refundable and when you try to talk to her about concerns with regards to my son and how he's coming home from school, she gets extremely defensive, rather hostile and deflects the matter as if she has nothing to do with it. ( ie. I don't think its appropriate she leave the children alone while she goes for a smoke - she doesn't think its any of my business) Do Montessori schools get inspected each year? If so, by who? What do yo recommend? Talking to her seems to only be escalating her behaviour.