[r55] Rep. Ziemke congratulates Batesville High School on academic success (6/21/2013)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Start Date: 6/21/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 6/21/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) is pleased to congratulate Batesville High School for being in the top 30 of schools in Indiana to achieve the goal of having 25 percent or more of its students pass Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

“I’m so proud of these Batesville students for attaining such a high academic achievement. The school’s students, teachers, faculty, administration and parents made this accomplishment possible through their hard work and dedication,” said Rep. Ziemke. 

Representatives of Batesville High School 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.   

“Doing well on the AP exams is not only a mark of hard work; it can really save students money when it comes to college tuition. I encourage any student with interest to take AP classes,” Rep. Ziemke said. “Thank you to all the teachers who put the extra effort into ensuring that your students know their stuff and to the parents who supported their kids and helped them reach this awesome goal.”     


State Rep. Cindy Ziemke serves as Vice Chairman of the Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee. She also serves on the Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development Committee and the Select Committee on Government Reduction.  Rep. Ziemke represents portions of Rush, Fayette, Franklin, Ripley and Decatur counties.