First-time AP students tell D204 school board they relished the challenge

The push was part of an Equal Opportunity Schools program Indian Prairie adopted to help close achievement gaps and ensure students of color and those from low-income households aren’t missing the opportunity to access academically intense high school programs, like AP classes.

Tracey Conrad of EOS said her agency works to ensure every student who wants to go to college or a post-secondary endeavor takes at least one AP class during their high school years. “We believe, and research will back us up, the number one predictor of college success is having a rigorous high school experience,” Conrad said.

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