[R24] Rep. Braun congratulates local high schools on academic success (6/25/2013)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Start Date: 6/25/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 6/25/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Steve Braun (R-Zionsville) is pleased to congratulate Carmel and Zionsville High Schools for being in the top 10 of schools in Indiana to achieve the goal of having 25 percent or more of its students pass Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

“I am extremely proud to have such high achieving schools as a part of our community,” said Rep. Braun. “Academic success is a joint effort on the part of the students, teachers, administrators and parents. These individuals should be proud of all they have accomplished and I commend them on their achievements.”

Representatives of Carmel and Zionsville High Schools were honored during the 5th annual Indiana Advanced Placement Access and Success Recognition Reception on Friday, June 21 at the Indiana Statehouse. The event was sponsored by the College Board and recognized Indiana schools that had at least 25 percent of their graduates pass at least one AP exam or were the highest one-year growth schools.

Thirty-four schools across Indiana were awarded for achieving an AP course pass rate of 25 percent or more. Nine schools were recognized as “Highest Growth Schools”.

AP is a research backed method to facilitate student participation and success through the delivery of college-level courses and corresponding exams in the high school setting to qualified high school students. In 2009, when this event began, 12 schools were recognized for reaching the 25 percent mark.  

“AP exams are a great way to test a student’s college preparedness and help earn them college credit along the way,” said Rep. Braun. “I am confident that these students will continue to work hard and excel at the next level. They are the future of our community and I look forward to seeing the positive impacts they will make.”

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