The good news: more Latino high school students are enrolling and succeeding in elite Advanced Placement courses. The bad news: many students—of all ethnicities and races—are walking into the rigorous, college-level classes unprepared for the workload and the demands of the program.In Advanced Placement classes, the pace is faster, material is more complex, and students are expected to do more work outside the classroom. The program allows high school students to earn college credit by passing A.P. exams with a score of 3 or higher (on a scale from 1-5). In addition, many colleges prefer to admit students who have taken A.P. courses. But an increasing number of A.P. teachers across the country say they are seeing students who struggle with the tougher curriculum and feel overwhelmed by the amount of work required. “I would love to have my students come into the classroom ready to listen and challenge themselves to think outside of the box,” says Becky Boegel, who teaches A.P. English and A.P. World History at Pocatello Senior High School in Pocatello, Idaho.