Mayfield: Local schools recognized for high AP scores

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:26 am

STATEHOUSE (June 20, 2017) –Bloomington High School North, Bloomington High School South and Lighthouse Christian Academy were among 73 schools recently honored during an Indiana Advanced Placement Recognition ceremony at the Statehouse, according to State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville).

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 or higher on at least one AP exam.

“It takes dedicated educators, administrators, students and parents to support a successful AP program. Students in our communities are fortunate to attend schools that value high-quality education and advanced classes.” Mayfield said. “These schools and their educators deserve recognition for being committed to giving their students the tools to succeed in college.”

Mayfield said AP exams are tests taken by high school students after they complete a course designed to demonstrate they were prepared to handle college-level work. With a successful score, these students can also earn college credit. These 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. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) represents House District 60, which includes portions of Morgan and Monroe counties and is the Asst. Majority Floor Leader. She serves as a member of Ways and Means, Insurance and Public Policy committees.

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