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APTIP IN ANNOUNCES NEW PROGRAM SCHOOLS
Indiana’s program for preparing more high school students for college skills and lifetime careers in science and math will be expanded to ten more public schools next fall, Glenda Ritz and leaders of the program announced at the State House on April 22. The program, using federal grant money channeled through a national nonprofit led by science-oriented corporations, is entering its third year in Indiana. Program administrators at the University of Notre Dame say the initiative, called the Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program for Indiana (AP-TIP IN) has shown sharply improved student performance on College Board Advanced Placement ® tests in science, math, and English among AP-TIP IN participants during the first year of operation. Results from the second year of testing in the 20 currently participating schools will be available in a few months. The number of participating high schools statewide will grow to 30 in 2014-2015.
Announcement Speakers at the Indiana State House on April 22, 2014
(L to R): Traivon Olive, Speedway High School senior; Emily Jetmore, Richmond High School senior; Craig Potter, AP-TIP IN English Teacher of the Year, Perry Meridian High School; Sarah Pennington, AP-TIP IN Chemistry Teacher of the Year, Elkhart Central High School; Christina Ferguson, AP-TIP IN Math Teacher of the Year, Southport High School; Lezlie Winter, Designated Administrator of the Year, Mississinewa High School; at podium AP-TIP IN Program Director Karen Morris, University of Notre Dame.
Content Director Amy Keller and Designated Administrator Brad Miller were recently featured on Inside Indiana Business. Watch the broadcast.
- Content Director Amy Keller and Designated Administrator Brad Miller were recently featured on Inside Indiana Business. Watch the broadcast.
- Richmond High School's English Academic Team just placed 2nd at the state competition held at Purdue University. After tying for first place, they lost in the tie breaker and placed 2nd. The Richmond team is inspired to go back next year and win. Fun was had by all involved.
- Pike High Schools AP Computer Science class has been named Best in State for the 2013 Verizon APp Challenge! They are now among 35 teams in the United States vying for the top five, which will be announced in March. The top five teams will win tablets for all of their team members, along with $10,000 and professional assistance to develop their app!. Pike High School's Computer Science team concept is a school navigation app that would direct students and visitors to their desired destination in the building. In addition, there would be an Emergency feature that would direct people where to go and the best route for evacuation in the event of an emergency. Learn more about the App Challenge.
Pike High School Entry