STATEHOUSE (June 14, 2018) — The Indiana Department of Education on Tuesday awarded New Prairie High School for student success on AP exams for the 2016-2017 school year, according to State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie).
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 are a great opportunity for students to get a head start on their college education while still in high school,” said Pressel, who accepted the award on behalf of the school. “Not only do the classes prepare them for more rigorous coursework, but they can also help students who score high enough to earn college credits, saving them money and time. Our community is fortunate to have excellent educators teaching these courses and helping our students prepare for life after graduation.”
Pressel 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.
State Rep. Jim Pressel represents House District 20,
which includes portions of LaPorte and Starke counties.
PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) accepts an Advanced Placement Award from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick on behalf of New Prairie High School on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the Statehouse. The school was recognized for having 25 percent or more of their graduating class earn a score of 3 out of 5 on at least one AP exam. Pictured left to right: McCormick; Pressel; and Becky Pressel.