The Indiana Department of Education has released a list of schools recognized for the 2017 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Award. Mt. Vernon High School is the only Hancock County school to be a recipient of this award. Schools are required to have at least 25 percent of their graduating class score at least a three on an AP exam to be given this award by the Indiana Department of Education.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. Jennifer McCormick, congratulates the hardworking students and schools in a statement that reads, “I am proud to say Indiana schools are providing preparation for future opportunities for our students. I applaud the success of each student and school who worked hard to meet the rigorous demands of Advanced Placement work.”
Advanced placement courses, although rigorous, effectively prepare high school students for college and life beyond school. Students who take such courses enroll in college at higher rates and achieve significantly higher grade point averages in their college years. There has been a 120 percent increase of students who have earned at least a three on an AP exam in the past 10 years.
An award ceremony recognizing and congratulating these highly accomplished schools took place on June 12, 2018. To view a complete list of the recipients, click here.