Tuesday, July 28, 2009

IN THE NEWS: Advanced Placement students get early push

Andre Garner is anxious about starting his sophomore year at Mission Bay High School in September, in part because he'll take two Advanced Placement courses — biology and math.

To help him get a head start on the challenging course load, Andre is among 455 students from the San Diego Unified School District who enrolled in an AP boot camp of sorts this summer. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, it's part of a program designed to prepare students — especially minorities and the poor who historically are underrepresented in AP classes — for the demands of AP and International Baccalaureate classes. Read more from the San Diego Union-Tribune.