Officials at Marion High School (MHS) recently announced the school is a finalist for the Advanced Placement Teacher Investment Program for Indiana (AP-TIP IN) Affiliate of the Year Award.
Since 2012, the AP-TIP IN has worked with participating Indiana public high schools to improve college and career readiness for students by engaging them in rigorous math, science, and English coursework. It aims to increase enrollment in AP classes at participating schools and to increase the number of students passing the corresponding tests. The program also delivers high-quality professional development to teachers at participating schools.
AP-TIP IN is administered by the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives, with support from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), the US Department of Education, the University of Notre Dame, and the Indiana State Department of Education.
After participation in the initial two-year program, schools can continue to remain in the program as affiliate schools. MHS was part of AP-TIP IN cohort 5 selected for the 2018-19 school year and is now an affiliate school.
According to a press release, MHS students consistently outperform state and global averages on Advanced Placement tests, and several students every year earn AP Scholar honors.
The winner of this year’s award will be announced Nov. 6 in a recorded ceremony to be released at 10 a.m. that day. The ceremony will also recognize the program’s Teacher of the Year honorees.