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Carroll High Recognized as a School Of Excellence by A Plus College Ready
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Monday, September 25, 2017
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One of Five Schools Recognized

More Alabama students are succeeding in college-level, Advanced Placement (AP) courses than ever before. For the sixth year in a row, Alabama has had the highest percentage of growth in qualifying scores in AP classes in math, science, and English of any state in the country. Alabama is also number one in the country for the highest growth in qualifying scores from the period including 2008 through 2017.

The numbers were announced, Sept. 21,  at a celebration at Russellville High School in northwest Alabama. These are the latest results from a public-private initiative of the state Department of Education and A Plus College Ready, a division of the A Plus Education Partnership.

In spring 2017, Alabama public high school students took 49,860 AP exams and earned 26,279 qualifying scores, earning the equivalent of more than $47 million in college tuition, according to A Plus College Ready.

Students earning a qualifying AP score don't have to take the equivalent course in college and still get college credit for it.

Russellville High School is one of five schools statewide to receive the designation as an A Plus College Ready "School of Excellence." Other schools recognized in the category were Albert P. Brewer High School in Morgan County, Carroll High School in Ozark City schools, Prattville High School in Autauga County, and West Point High School in Cullman County. Schools in that category either met or exceeded the qualifying score goal that was set for them by A Plus College Ready.

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