Three Hendricks County schools recognized for AP success

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, June 12, 2018

STATEHOUSE (June 12, 2018) — The Indiana Department of Education on Tuesday awarded Avon High School,  Bethesda Christian School and Brownsburg High School for student success on AP exams for the 2016-2017 school year, according to State Reps. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) and Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton).

“Taking AP courses shows colleges and universities that these students have the skills needed to excel in their post-secondary education,” Steuerwald said. “Our students benefit from amazing educators who have a passion for the subjects they teach and the students they are inspiring to be life-long learners.”

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.

“As college-level courses, AP classes are more rigorous and can help students learn better time management and study skills needed to be successful,” Thompson said. “The advanced material helps students solve challenging problems, which can lead to confidence building. Congratulations to these students, along with their parents, teachers and administrations who support them.”

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.

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State Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton) represents portions of Hendricks and Boone counties.

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

State Rep. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) represents House District 40,

which includes a portion of Hendricks County.

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