Local School Receives Advanced Placement Award

The Indiana Department of Education announced the 2016 Advanced Placement award recipients. In order to receive the recognition, schools must have at least 25 percent of their 2016 graduating class received a 3 or 4 on an AP exam.

Plymouth High School is among the list of 73 schools chosen to receive the Advanced Placement award. An award ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon in the Indiana Statehouse.

According to the IDOE, AP is a research-backed method to facilitate student participation and success through delivery of college-level courses and corresponding exams in the high school setting. Qualified students who pass AP courses enroll in college at higher rates than other groups of students. In the 2015-2016 school year, 11,904 graduating students passed at least one AP exam with a 3 or better. This is an increase of six percent over the prior year.