More high school AP tests, less money for classes

It’s becoming trendier at The City’s public high schools to get ready for college.

About 3,700 high school students in The City’s public schools took Advanced Placement exams in 2009 that would allow them to use their courses for college credit.

It was an increase by about 500 from last year. But the percentage of students who can actually use their courses for college credits slightly decreased from 70.3 percent to 66.9 percent.

School district spokeswoman Gentle Blythe said she thinks the increase is a result of a concerted effort to get more students in AP classes.

A national college board that administers the SATs, PSATs and the AP exams noted that The City’s school district had a diverse set of students who took the tests, both ethnically and economically, Blythe said.

Perhaps district officials should reconsider a recent decision to scathe the AP class funds.
 

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