Juan Pablo Torres figured he wasn't the type of student who should sign up for an Advanced Placement class.
"I didn't think I was cut out for those kind of classes," he said.
But at the end of his sophomore year, Torres, who attends Matanzas High School, wanted to challenge himself — and prove to prospective colleges he's a serious student, not just an athlete. He approached his English teacher, Joann Nahirny, about signing up for her AP English Language and Composition class.
"She told me it's going to be hard — it's not going to be like normal English," Torres said.