Rep. Dermody recognizes local schools for academic excellence

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Thursday, June 9, 2016 10:30 am

Dermody recognizes local schools for academic excellence

STATEHOUSE (June 9, 2016) – State Rep. Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) applauds John Glenn and New Prairie high schools on being recognized for their high scoring on the Advanced Placement (AP) exam.

Wednesday at the Statehouse, 51 high schools received recognition at the 2016 Indiana Advanced Placement Ceremony to highlight their academic success. Each school had at least 25 percent of their graduating classes earning a three or higher on the AP exam. The tests are scored on a 1 to 5 scale.

“AP exams give students’ minds a vigorous workout to prepare them for their next level,” Dermody said. “Their education from John Glenn and New Prairie will go on to benefit them in their future endeavors. I want to send a special congratulations to our excelling students and to the teachers and administrators for the extra time and effort put into making our students some of the top academic performers in the state.”

AP exams are administered every year in Indiana high schools. These exams contain college-level questions to test students’ abilities to perform at the next level.

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Rep. Dermody represents portions of LaPorte and Starke counties.

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