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Art Exhibit Reception: Art 107 – SBHS Advanced Art Students
March 7, 2015
Exhibit of artworks from Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art Students of San Benito High School (SBHS):
In 2001, teacher John W. Robrock, MFA initiated the AP Studio Art program at SBHS. AP in Studio Art is not like other AP subjects, where students take a written exam to test that they have mastered the subject at a college level. In May, AP students must submit a digital portfolio of 24 artworks, including five of the original artworks, demonstrating a breadth of media, technique and subjects. The portfolios are graded 0 to 5 by college professors. From 2003-2014, more than 130 of Robrock’s students have completed portfolios and all but a handful earned scores of 3 to 5. Colleges award college credits according to the AP scores, for example at UC Santa Cruz, a score of 5 would be awarded 8 credits, thus saving students thousands of dollars in tuition costs.