More non-traditional students are taking advanced placement courses compared to previous years in Christian County.
According to latest data released by Christian County Public School officials, 96 students took AP tests in 2006, compared to 515 students this year, with the percentage of students passing the exams decreasing slightly from this year to last year.
Latest data indicates that 122 students received scores of 3 to 5 this year, while 160 students received those scores last year. A score of 3 or higher is passing.
Chief Instructional Officer Amy Wilcox explains why the number of students who qualified for college credit through their AP classes decreased, while the number of test takers increased.
Ms. Wilcox says even when a student doesn’t qualify to receive college credit for their AP course, school officials believe it’s important for those students to be challenged academically.