Smaltz: DeKalb High School recognized for AP Success

Smaltz: DeKalb High School recognized for AP Success

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

STATEHOUSE (June 13, 2018) — The Indiana Department of Education on Tuesday awarded DeKalb High School for student AP exam success during the 2016-2017 school year, according to State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn).

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.

“Students looking to stand out academically take AP courses, and that allows colleges and universities to know they have what it takes to succeed in college,” Smaltz said. “Earning credit through these advanced classes will also benefit them financially as they may be able to skip some introductory courses. AP classes help students develop the confidence to succeed during the next chapter of their educational journey.”

Smaltz 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. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) represents House District 52, which includes

all of DeKalb County and portions of Steuben and Allen counties. 

A high-resolution photo of Smaltz can be downloaded by clicking here.


Photo Caption: State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the Statehouse joined DeKalb High School officials for the presentation of an award recognizing student AP exam success during the 2016-2017 school year. Pictured from left to right: DeKalb County Central United School District Superintendent Steve Teders; DeKalb High School Principal Matt Toth; Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick; DeKalb High School Guidance Counselor Mike Muter; and Smaltz.