Wolkins: Manchester JR-SR 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 Manchester JR-SR High School for student AP exam success during the 2016-2017 school year, according to State Rep. Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw).

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.

“Taking AP classes can give an extra boost to students’ GPAs and strengthen their college applications,” Wolkins said. “These fast-paced classes expose students to an early dose of a college-level curriculum, and that can translate to an easier transition following high school graduation. Not only do many high schools give added weight to AP grades, so do college admissions officers.”

Wolkins 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.

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Rep. Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw) represents House District 18,

which includes Wabash and portions of Kosciusko, Miami and Grant counties.

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