Olthoff: Crown Point High School recognized for AP success

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, June 14, 2018

STATEHOUSE (June 14, 2018) — The Indiana Department of Education on Tuesday awarded Crown Point High School for student success on AP exams for the 2016-2017 school year, according to State Rep. Julie Olthoff (R-Crown Point).

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.

“Advanced placement courses are instrumental in helping to prepare students for secondary education, as the curriculum is more rigorous than traditional high school coursework,” Olthoff said. “Our community is fortunate to have excellent educators helping students jumpstart their college education while still in high school.”

Olthoff 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. Julie Olthoff represents House District 19,
which includes a portion of Lake and Porter counties.

A high-resolution photo of Olthoff can be found here.