Crossville Added to College Readiness/AP Program
March 14, 2019
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Crossville Added to College Readiness/AP Program

By Staff Reports

CROSSVILLE, Ala. – Beginning next fall, Crossville High School will join 178 other Alabama high schools in offering Advanced Placement (AP) courses and other resources to help students earn a qualifying score on the AP exam.

According to aplusala.org, A+ College Ready partners with high schools and feeder middle schools to facilitate a culture of high academic expectations for students, teachers and administrators across the State of Alabama in order to better prepare students for college and the workforce.

“As principal…I wanted to find a program that would help increase our rigor in the classroom, provide quality professional development for my faculty, and help increase our students’ success rate as they entered into college,” said Crossville High School Principal Jon Peppers. “This program meets all three of those goals.”

“We are elated that Crossville High School leaders and classroom teachers have chosen to implement this program in order to increase access and opportunity for their students,” said Tammy Dunn, the Vice President for Academic Affairs at A+ College Ready. 

State Superintendent Eric Mackey lauded the program as “one of the most impactful education initiatives the state has ever seen.”

“In less than 10 years, Alabama’s enrollment in Advanced Placement courses has more than tripled,” Mackey continued. “From saving Alabama’s families significant amounts of money in college tuition, to preparing Alabama high school seniors to meet and exceed the expectations of college – the advantages of AP coursework are evident.”

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