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Arkansas High AP Students Receive Accolades for Hard Work

Texarkana, AR-$14,300 was handed out to an excited group of Arkansas High AP Students this morning at the Red Wall as a reward for high testing, hard work, and dedication to their education process. Arkansas High is one of 650 high schools across the nation to participate in the AP Capstone Diploma program, and it is one of only 9 in the state of Arkansas. The AP Capstone program includes “AP Seminar” and “AP Research” courses and allows students to expand their preparations for college and academic excellence. AP Scholars receive college credit and are recognized by college boards. The funds for the award comes from a combination of state funding and school funding. At Arkansas High there have been 313 AP students. These students have taken 578 AP exams. The school offers 21 AP courses, and there are 19 AP scholars recognized by the college board. The group has grown from around 60 last year, to a recognized 87 this year. Arkansas High holds the distinction of being recognized by U.S. News and World Report this year as the having the “Highest College Readiness Index in the City of Texarkana and Texarkana area”. Continue Reading →

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