AL seeks to boost participation in AP programs

GREENVILLE, AL (AP) - State officials are to announce the expansion of a program designed to increase the number of high school students taking advanced placement courses in math, science and English.

Gov. Robert Bentley and state schools Superintendent Joe Morton will be at Greenville High School at 10 a.m. Tuesday to announce that the A Plus College Ready Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program is expanding to 20 new Alabama high schools.

School officials hope the program will encourage more students to take the AP courses and will improve their scores on AP exams. AP classes allow high school students to take and receive credit for college-level courses.

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