St. Vrain Valley School District recognized for increasing access to AP classes

Longmont's Skyline High School, with the help of a grant, in 2014 started working on diversifying its Advanced Placement classes.
In 2013, the school had 127 students enrolled in AP classes. This year, AP class enrollment is up to 773.
To support students, the school offers mock exam opportunities and Saturday study sessions. The school's education foundation also covers the cost of about half the AP exams taken by students in core classes.
"We want every student to take at least one AP class before they graduate," said Assistant Principal Greg Stephens. "Just the experience of being in an AP class is going to prepare you for future success."