21 more AL high schools to take part in AP initiative

21 more AL high schools to take part in AP initiative

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

An additional 21 high schools across the state have been selected to participate in a statewide initiative to increase the number of students prepared to take rigorous college courses.

Comprehensive training and student support programs will be implemented in these schools to boost enrollment and success in Advanced Placement (AP) and Pre-AP courses in mathematics, science and English. 

The schools include:

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Additionally, 13 schools were selected to participate as Pipeline Schools. These schools will institute a Pre-AP training program designed to increase the number of students enrolled and succeeding in honors and Pre-AP coursework:

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For the 2014-15 school year, the 21 newly selected high schools are projected to accomplish the following goals:

  • Add 57 new AP courses in math, science, and English (MSE)
  • Add over 2100 new enrollments to AP MSE courses
  • Reach a goal of students earning over 700 new qualifying scores on AP MSE exams.

These schools have been selected to join a very successful initiative that is currently in 97 Alabama High Schools. Alabama ranks number one among all 50 states in the percent increase in qualifying scores on math, science and English AP exams from 2008-2013.

To read more CLICK HERE - http://www.apluscollegeready.org/blog/cohort-vii-being-announced-at-todays-sboe-meeting

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