School Board to Help Students With Advanced Placement Testing Expenses

School Board to Help Students With Advanced Placement Testing Expenses
Posted on 05/23/2016

Students in Robertson County Schools who wish to enhance their chances for college enrollment by passing an Advanced Placement test can do so more easily, now that the Robertson County School Board has passed a resolution covering the cost of AP testing for each student.

Nine different subjects are offered to RCS students under AP, including: English III/Language/Comp, English IV/Literature/Comp, Calculus, Chemistry, U.S. History, Spanish, Biology, Human Geography and World History.

Eighty-five percent of colleges and universities, who are selective, note that a student’s positive AP results impacts favorably on admission decisions.  Research has also demonstrated that students who take AP courses are more likely to complete their college degree on time than their peers who did not take the advanced training.

Additionally, by scoring successfully on an AP exam, students can save on college expenses through college credits, which allow a student to save on tuition.  Options like international study and opting for a double major are also possibilities that a successful AP exam experience can provide.

Current AP test costs are more than $90, an amount that some families can find intimidating.  A proposal at the May board meeting centered on providing the majority of funding for RCS students taking an AP course, but director Davis said he wanted to see the entire amount covered.  That resolution passed and will affect the 287 students who took an AP test this spring.

Future students can look forward to knowing their efforts at increasing their college acceptability by passing an AP test will not be hindered by finances.

Passing AP scores are not easily achieved but once acquired are considered by colleges and universities nationwide.

Robertson County Schools is proud of those students who accept the challenge of Advanced Placement courses.  Hopefully no student in the future will have to avoid this option due to financial obstacles. 




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