Carbaugh: Local high schools recognized for AP success

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

STATEHOUSE (June 13, 2018) — The Indiana Department of Education on Tuesday awarded Bishop Dwenger and Concordia Lutheran high schools for student AP exam success during the 2016-2017 school year, according to State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne).

During the 2018 Indiana AP Recognition Ceremony, the DOE and College Board recognized more than 70 schools for having 25 percent or more of their graduating class earn a score of 3 out of 5 or higher on at least one AP exam.

“AP courses show university admissions officers that students are ready for college,” Carbaugh said. “These classes require independent work like research and analysis, are fast-paced and cover more material than regular coursework. A rigorous high school curriculum correlates strongly with a student’s collegiate success.”

Carbaugh said high school students take AP exams after they complete courses designed to demonstrate they are prepared to handle college-level work. With a successful AP exam score, a student can usually earn college credit. AP exams are developed by the College Board, a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization that connects students to success and opportunity in higher education.

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State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) represents House District 81,

which includes portions of Allen County.

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