Enrollment in Florida AP courses jumps dramatically

09/15/2003 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

In the last five years, the number of Florida students taking at least one AP class has risen by 76%, as teachers and counselors press for higher enrollment, state programs offer districts participation incentives and college-bound students seek potential college tuition savings. According to a 1999 report by the U.S. Department of Education, a rigorous high school curriculum taken by college-bound students far outweighs all other factors in predicting college graduation.

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