|Rhoads congratulates schools|
|Written by George Browning|
|Tuesday, 16 July 2013 00:00|
State Representative Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) is pleased to congratulate Floyd Central High School and Lanesville Jr-Sr High School for being in the top 15 of schools in Indiana to achieve the goal of having 25 percent or more of its students pass Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
“I want to extend my congratulations to Floyd Central High School and Lanesville Jr-Sr High School for achieving this high distinction,” said Rep. Rhoads. “The students, parents, faculty and administrators deserve credit for the hard work they put into receiving this award.”
Representatives of Floyd Central High School and Lanesville Jr-Sr High School were honored during the 5th annual Indiana Advanced Placement Access and Success Recognition Reception on Friday, June 21 at the Indiana Statehouse. The event was sponsored by the College Board and recognized Indiana schools that had at least 25 percent of their graduates pass at least one AP exam or were the highest one-year growth schools.
Thirty-four schools across Indiana were awarded for achieving an AP course pass rate of 25 percent or more. Nine schools were recognized as “Highest Growth Schools”.
AP is a research backed method to facilitate student participation and success through the delivery of college-level courses and corresponding exams in the high school setting to qualified high school students. In 2009, when this event began, 12 schools were recognized for reaching the 25 percent mark.
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“AP exams allow students to get a jump start on their college education,” said Rep. Rhoads. “I am proud of these schools and honored by the opportunity to recognize their success.”