DCPS Students ‘Advancing’ to Success
The Daviess County Public Schools district is celebrating the results of Advanced Placement tests taken by students at Apollo and Daviess County high schools in May 2012!
Apollo and Daviess County high school students earned combined credits for 469 college courses (three credit hours for each course) by scoring well on 2012 AP tests. This is a value of $196,980 at Owensboro Community and Technical College where each three-hour college credit course is $420. It is a value of $496,671 at most four-year state institutions, where each three-hour college credit course is approximately $1,059. Each passing AP test score could be viewed as a $1,000 scholarship to a state four-year institution.
Successful completion of AP exams earns college credit for the student, resulting in financial savings when compared to the cost of earning those same credit hours at a college or university. In addition to the knowledge and skills gained by participating in the more rigorous AP courses, students benefit by moving at a faster and more affordable pace toward college completion.