STATEHOUSE (June 15, 2018) — The Indiana Department of Education recently awarded Floyd Central High School, Christian Academy of Indiana and Our Lady of Providence High School for student success on Advanced Placement exams for the 2016-2017 school year, according to State Reps. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown).
“AP courses are more challenging than traditional high school classes, and they require substantial commitment and investment from both students and educators,” Clere said. “I commend the leadership of all three schools for emphasizing and facilitating AP success, which helps students gain academic momentum going into college."
Clere said 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.
“The success of these students on their AP exams is not only attributed to their own ambitions but also the dedicated educators who teach these courses and ensure that the students have the tools they need to succeed on their AP exams and after graduation,” Engleman said. “Congratulations to the students and educators for their great success.”
Engleman 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. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) represents House District 72, which includes
most of Floyd County, including New Albany, Georgetown and Floyds Knobs.
State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) represents House District 70,
which includes portions of Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties.
Pictured: State Reps. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) join State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick at the Statehouse on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, to recognize Floyd Central High School for having 25 percent or more of their graduating class earn a score of 3 out of 5 on at least one AP exam. Representatives of Christian Academy of Indiana and Our Lady of Providence High School did not attend the Statehouse ceremony. Clere and Engleman presented their awards at the schools.
Pictured left to right: Engleman; McCormick; Floyd Central High School Principal Dr. Rob Willman; Floyd Central High School Assistant Principal for Student Development Joe Voelker; and Clere.