More students are making college dreams come true while still in high school. That is according to a new report that finds the number of low-income Arizona students taking Advanced Placement coursework has increased by fourteen times over the past ten years. Trevor Packer heads up the College Board's AP program and says there is still much work to be done when it comes to reaching low-income students, but he says the results show just how much potential all kids have for learning.
AP coursework is accepted for placement and credit at many universities for students who score well on A-P exams. Those exams are free for low-income Arizona students thanks to subsidies from the College Board and the federal government. The full report is available at CollegeBoard.org.