Paso Robles High School to host math competition
Paso Robles High School hosts regional advanced placement math competition
Paso Robles High School will host the Central Coast Advanced Placement Math Competition Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. on the Paso Robles High School campus.
Schools participating in the event include Arroyo Grande High School, Atascadero High School, Coast Union High School, Marina High School (Monterey), Mission College Prep, Paso Robles High School, San Luis Obispo High School, Santa Maria High School, and Templeton High School. Approximately 90 students will compete in either Calculus or Statistics competitions.
The AP Math competition was designed, and will be administered by, Professor Matt Carlton and members of the Cal Poly Math Department. Paso Robles High School AP Statistics instructor Rich Schimke organized and promoted the event.
Participating schools are encouraged to enter two teams of four students each. The competition exams will consist of free response and multiple choice questions, and are formatted similarly to the national AP exams. Awards will be presented to the top five teams, and to the top five individuals in each subject.
The Advanced Placement program offers college level courses to high school students. Many universities and colleges grant course credit to students who successfully pass national examinations at the conclusion of their AP courses. Paso Robles High School currently offers 12 AP courses and will be adding more in the coming year.