Ziemke: Local schools recognized for AP success

Ziemke: Local schools recognized for AP success

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

STATEHOUSE (June 13, 2018) — The Indiana Department of Education on Tuesday awarded Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception and North Decatur Jr./Sr. High School  for student success on AP exams for the 2016-2017 school year, according to State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville).

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.

“College-level classes are more rigorous than traditional high school coursework, and AP courses help college-bound students prepare for that change,” Ziemke said. “These courses challenge high school students academically and set them apart from others when applying to colleges. Our community is fortunate to not only have these courses available to our students, but also educators who are able to help them excel and give them the tools they need to succeed.”

Ziemke 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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State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) represents House District 55, which includes 
all of Fayette County and portions of Decatur, Franklin, Ripley and Rush counties.

Pictured: State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) joins State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick at the Statehouse on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, to recognize Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception and North Decatur Jr./Sr. 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.

Pictured above left to right: Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception Assistant Principal Jonathon Maple; McCormick; Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception Principal Brian McFee; Leising; and Ziemke.

Pictured below left to right (front): Ziemke; McCormick; Betsy Litmer, social studies teacher; and State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg). Pictured left to right (back): Earnie Ruble, social studies teacher; North Decatur Jr./Sr. High School Principal Charlie McCoy; and North Decatur Jr./Sr. High School Assistant Principal Jeremy Powers.