High school students across the Commonwealth were recently awarded incentives for their success in Advanced Placement (AP)® courses through AdvanceKentucky’s College Readiness Program. A total of 860 students earned one or more qualifying scores on recent AP exams. AP courses give students the opportunity to complete college-level coursework and earn college credit while in high school.
“By tackling these challenging, college-level courses now, they’ll be more prepared to pursue advanced skills in college and beyond.”
“We’d like to congratulate all of our student participants for their hard work in AP classes this year,” said AdvanceKentucky Executive Director Anthony Mires. “By tackling these challenging, college-level courses now, they’ll be more prepared to pursue advanced skills in college and beyond.”
During the 2022-23 school year, AdvanceKentucky supported nearly 100 teachers and over 2,000 students across 44 public high schools statewide in strengthening AP courses through a variety of professional learning experiences, mentoring, and academic support. Research by the College Board suggests that significant increases in postsecondary first-year grades and on-time bachelor’s degree attainment are associated with a student’s first experience and success in an AP course.
“Special thanks to the efforts of all administrators and teachers as they work to create a strong culture of academic excellence.”
“I am energized by the number of students both enrolling in and earning qualifying scores,” said College Readiness Program Director Aaron Timmons. “Special thanks to the efforts of all administrators and teachers as they work to create a strong culture of academic excellence.”
Since 2008, AdvanceKentucky has worked with school districts across the state to increase enrollment and success in STEM classrooms, with its College Readiness Program supporting increases in the number of students enrolling and earning qualifying scores in AP mathematics, science, English, Capstone, and computer science courses through intense academic and financial support.
AdvanceKentucky is an initiative of Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, a private, nonprofit corporation committed to accelerating innovative economic development in Kentucky.
Participating students and teachers have been recognized at school-wide celebrations over the past months.
To learn more about AdvanceKentucky and the College Readiness Program, visit advancekentucky.com.