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Students to receive more college credit for AP courses

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Mississippi high school students will now be receiving more credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes.

Mississippi State Superintendent Dr. Carey Wright said the Mississippi Department of Education has been working with the Institutes of Higher Learning to change the rules to give students more college credits before entering either two or four-year institutions.

Wright said that there had previously been some confusion as to what was a passing level for an AP course.

“Now, levels Three, Four, and Five are passing with advanced placement,” Wright said. “Any child that takes an advanced placement class and earns a three or higher automatically gets three college credits. Depending on the course and the score, whether it is a three or a five, they could earn up to six college credits for one advanced placement class. This is big news for our students involved in advanced placement.”

In addition, Wright said that since they have re-designed the endorsements for their diplomas and they have negotiated with IHL so that any student graduating with either an academic or distinguished endorsement on their high school diploma will automatically be accepted into any IHL in the state of Mississippi.

“These are both great things for our kids to now have the ability to earn even more credit while they are still in high school,” Wright said.


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