For the first time in its 53-year history, the College Board will eliminate, after the 2008-09 school year, multiple Advanced Placement courses with low enrollment: Italian, Latin literature, French literature and a computer science course. Although the board has cut other AP courses in the past, it has never eliminated multiple courses at once, this article says. Money that has been used to support the newly deleted courses will instead be apportioned among the seven remaining AP foreign-language courses, as well as a course that explores Spanish literature and a Latin class that studies the works of Roman poet Vergil.

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