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WHS sees increase in AP Exam Scores after partnering with Notre Dame AP-TIP

College and Career Academy
  • College & Career Readiness
Tori Peterson

Washington HS has partnered with the University of Notre Dame Advanced Placement Teacher Investment Program to provide high quality professional development and training for our AP teachers. As a result, Washington HS has seen an immediate improvement in AP Exam scores. Fourteen Washington HS students were named as Advanced Placement Scholars for their performance on the 2020-21 AP Exams. 

AP-TIP is committed to preparing students for the academic rigors of college by engaging them in challenging high school courses in mathematics, science, and English. Teachers are supported by content specialists through Notre Dame’s Center for STEM education as well as advanced training opportunities. As a member of Cohort 8, WHS teachers and students are financially rewarded for their success.  

“Our efforts over the last few years to develop the curriculum and our partnership with AP-TIP has really shown what we are capable of doing”, says Principal Steve Peterson. “Our College and Career Academy is dedicated to preparing our students for life after high school. Those students who are college bound need the rigorous content now so they can compete with their peers regionally, nationally, and globally”

"AP teachers had the opportunity to go to an AP conference this summer in Indianapolis. It was a great chance to meet, share, and collect teaching strategies and classroom activities with other educators from all over the country teaching the same subject area." Angela Barnard, WHS AP teacher.

“I am super proud of the AP program we are building and expanding at Washington High School. WHS offers one of the widest selections of AP courses you will find in southwest Indiana. The level of rigor in these classes helps to develop the academic skills in our students that will lead to college success. Plus, our AP students are finding the benefit of having AP scores converted to college credit for tuition savings. Our AP students stand out on scholarship applications for their AP experience and success,” Kevin Frank, Assistant Superintendent, Washington Community Schools.       


The following WHS students have demonstrated academic excellence on AP Exams

AP Scholar- granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams:

Allison Boyd, Dameon Colvin, Reece Durnil, Colin Englehart, Emely Gonzalez, Owen Gray, Logan Hill, Kenzie Knepp, and Karisma Moll. 

AP Scholar with Honor - granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams:

Calypso McAlister

AP Scholar with Distinction - Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams: 

Adam Arthur, Sophia Davis, Brian Miller, Brandon Velasquez.  


In addition, five students earned a 5, the highest score possible: Ben Myers, AP World History; Abigayle Grubbs, English Language & Composition; Adam Arthur, Computer Science Principles; Brandon Velasquez, AP Calculus; and Logan Hill, AP Chemistry.