2017-06-27 / Front Page

GHS and SPHS recognized for high AP scores


Jim Baird Jim Baird STATEHOUSE (June 16, 2017) — Greencastle Senior High School and South Putnam High School were among 73 schools honored during Wednesday’s Indiana AP Recognition ceremony at the Statehouse, according to State Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle).

The Indiana Department of Education and Indiana College Board celebrated the success of these schools, where at least 25 percent of the graduating class earned a score of three or higher on at least one AP exam.

“Students at these schools have worked diligently to prepare for their futures by challenging themselves in advanced classes and receiving top scores,” Baird said. “I congratulate these students and these schools for their dedication and look forward to seeing continued academic growth in the future.”

Baird said AP exams are tests taken by high school students after they complete a course designed to demonstrate they are prepared to handle college-level work. With a successful score, these students can also earn college credit. These exams are developed by the College Board, a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization that connects students to success and opportunity in higher education.

State Rep. Jim Baird represents House District 44, which includes all of Putnam County and portions of Clay, Morgan, Owen and Parke counties.

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