More Indy Students Taking “AP” Classes

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO): Hoosier high school students seem to have their thinking caps on. More kids are enrolling in “advanced placement” classes. 

IPS saw a more than 80-percent jump between 2006 and 2011 according to the Department of Education. Carmel Clay saw a 115 percent jump in “A-P” class attendance.

This is more than just a point of pride for students and parents…it is also saving real money. One Purdue student was able to leave high school and start college as a second semester sophomore because of all the college credits she earned from her A-P classes.

To enroll in a high school advanced placement class, a test has to be passed. Those tests cost 89-dollars, but those fees are waived for A-P math and science.