(UNDATED) – The Indiana Department of Education announced today 2018 Advanced Placement (AP) Award recipients.
To be selected, schools must have at least 25 percent of their 2018 graduating class receiving a 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam. Recognized locally are Bloomington High School North with 34.8 percent and Bloomington High School South at 31.5 percent
“Research shows access, participation, and success in AP courses better prepare students for the rigors of post-secondary academics,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I applaud our 2018 award recipients for meeting the demands of Advanced Placement work. Once again, Indiana schools are providing students with tools for success in the next four decades, not just the next four years.”
AP is a research-based method to facilitate student participation and success through delivery of college-level courses and corresponding exams during high school, to qualified high school students. Research suggests students who perform well in AP courses are predicted to not only outperform their peers, but have greater college success. For the 2017-2018 school year, 13,403 students passed at least one AP exam with a 3 or better. This is a nine percent increase over the prior year.
On Thursday, June 13, Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick will recognize Indiana’s 2018 AP award recipients at a Statehouse celebration in the North Atrium from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.