Congratulations to students who have earned their incentives!  We mailed the checks on Monday, October 6. If you graduated in May/June, your check has been sent to your home.  If you are currently in school, the check has been sent to your Designated Administrator.  Please contact if you do not receive your check by October 19.


What We Do:

We prepare Indiana students for college by engaging them in rigorous math, science, and English coursework.  We support them by delivering high quality professional development to their teachers and we continue to support those teachers through the use of our Content Directors.  We provide greater opportunities for students to engage in their work and we reward them for their success.  The two main goals are

  • To increase the enrollment of students in math, science, and English AP® courses in the schools participating in the project, and
  • To increase the number of qualifying scores (3, 4, or 5) on AP® math, science, and English exams in the schools participating in the project

Why We Are Here In Indiana:

Below are a few brief articles on why the AP-TIP is so powerful and why we need it in our state and the nation as a whole.

How the Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program (AP-TIP) Works: how_ap_tip_works.pdf

Why STEM Education Matters: 


Where We Are Located:

The AP-TIP IN program is housed at the University of Notre Dame.  Our mailing address is 107 Carole Sandner Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556.  Schools within our program are located throughout the state of Indiana.  

The high schools in the first cohort: Concord, Elkhart Central, Elkhart Memorial, Jeffersonville, Mississinewa, Perry Meridian, Pike, Southport, and Speedway.  

The high schools in the second cohort: Ben Davis, Crawford County, Gavit, Hammond, Kokomo, Lake Central, Lawrence Central, Lawrence North, Richmond, Westfield, and Whiteland.

In the summer of 2014, we will welcome our third cohort of high schools: Arsenal Tech, Broad Ripple, Clark, Crispus Attucks, Eastern Greene, Edgewood, Lebanon, Morton, New Prairie, and Whitko.

All 3 cohorts of schools participating in the grant can be found on the map below.

When Is The Grant Taking Place:

With support and guidance from National Math and Science (NMS), AP-TIP IN will guide schools to replicate strategies for success in AP® math, science, and English courses in its program schools.   The program will be conducted with 30 Indiana public high schools over a five year period.  The first Cohort of nine schools began their journey in July of 2012.


AP-TIP IN Participating Schools 2012-2015:

See Map

Who We Are:


Karen Morris
Program Director
(574) 631-6945



Dottie Henley
English Content Director
(765) 714-1631



Bryan Passwater
Math Content Director
(765) 210-3833



Maureen McGrail
Science Content Director
(219) 765-7908

Wendy Barnes
Program Coordinator
(574) 631-4878



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