Local schools recognized for AP success

Local schools recognized for AP success

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

STATEHOUSE (June 13, 2018) — The Indiana Department of Education on Tuesday awarded Granger Christian School, Marian High School, Penn High School and Saint Joseph High School for student AP exam success during the 2016-2017 school year, according to State Reps. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) and Tim Wesco (R-Osceola).

According to DeVon, 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.

“Students who take an AP course develop the tools needed for their college careers, including time management and rigorous study skills,” DeVon said. “These high school educators are helping students prepare for their futures.”

Wesco 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.

“These awards further demonstrate each school’s excellence in student success,” Wesco said. “The schools’ educators are committed and want the absolute best for their students’ future academic careers.” 


State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) represents House District 5,

                                                                                                 which includes parts of St. Joseph county.                                                                                                                   

A high-resolution photo of DeVon can be downloaded by clicking here.

State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) represents House District 21, which

includes portions of Elkhart and St. Joseph counties.

A high-resolution photo of Wesco can be downloaded by clicking here.


PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) joined Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick (center) and Penn High School Assistant Principal Derrick White (right) in accepting the AP exam award for Penn High School’s student success during the 2016-2017 school year on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the Statehouse.