Local schools recognized for high AP scores

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Monday, June 24, 2019

STATEHOUSE (June 24, 2019) — Christian Academy of Indiana, Floyd Central High School and Our Lady of Providence High School were among 54 schools recently honored during the Indiana Advanced Placement recognition ceremony at the Statehouse, according to local legislators.

The Indiana Department of Education and Indiana College Board celebrated the success of these schools, where at least 25 percent of the graduating class earned a score of three out of five or higher on at least one AP exam. 

“AP classes are every bit as challenging as introductory college courses,” said State Rep. Ed Clere (R-New Albany). “It’s a great accomplishment to complete rigorous coursework before attending college. My compliments to the students, teachers and staff at these schools.”

State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) said with a successful score, these students can also earn college credit.

“Congratulations to the students and their families,” Engleman said. “Taking AP courses can better prepare students for post-secondary education and cut costs for those who earn college credit.”

State Rep. Rita Fleming (D-Jeffersonville) said AP exams are tests taken by high school students after they complete a course designed to demonstrate they are prepared to handle college-level work.

“I am delighted to pay tribute to these fine young men and women who have taken such significant strides forward in their lives,” Fleming said. “They are showing a commitment toward personal excellence that will serve them well for years to come. I expect to see these young people become our leaders and role models for future generations. Credit also must be paid to the teachers who helped guide these students, and the parents who helped them thrive in an environment where they can enjoy learning.”

State Sen. Ron Grooms (R-Jeffersonville) said AP is a research-based method to facilitate student participation and success through delivery of college-level courses and corresponding exams during high school.

“I commend these students for their initiative to challenge themselves academically and succeed,” Grooms said. “The teachers in these classrooms have done a remarkable job preparing their students for the future.”

Visit www.doe.in.gov/ap to learn more.


PHOTO CAPTION: Our Lady of Providence High School in Clarksville is recognized for 25 percent or more of their students receiving a three or higher on AP testing during the Indiana AP recognition ceremony. The school was among 54 Indiana schools honored. Participating in the presentation at the Statehouse were (from left to right) State Reps. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown), Our Lady of Providence High School Assistant Principal/Director of Academics Kerry Gerber and Indiana Department of Education Chief Academic Officer Dr. Kenneth Folks.

State Rep. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) represents House District 72, which includes
most of Floyd County, including New Albany, Georgetown and Floyds Knobs.


State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) represents House District 70,

which includes portions of Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties.


State Rep. Rita Fleming (R-Jeffersonville) represents House District 71,

which includes portions of Clark County.


State Sen. Ron Grooms (R-Jeffersonville) represents Senate District 46,

which includes Floyd County and portions of Clark County.