10
Sep

NASHVILLE, TN – Thursday afternoon, the Tennessee Department of Education, in partnership with the Niswonger Foundation (based in Greeneville), announced the launch of the state’s new AP Access for ALL program, which is providing online advanced placement courses this school year for nearly 1,200 high school students representing 102 school districts across Tennessee. Campbell County is among those school districts.

“I am happy to share that Campbell County is among the list of districts offering free online AP classes through AP Access for All,” said Director of Schools Jennifer Fields. AP Access for ALL is a grant program created by the Tennessee Department of Education and administered by its partner the Niswonger Foundation to provide students across the state with access to virtual AP courses, eliminating financial barriers and supporting student enrollment in AP coursework not currently offered at their home high school.

Since June, AP Access for ALL has successfully onboarded over 75 percent of school districts that include high schools to participate in the program. Of the 102 participating districts, 21 districts are in counties classified as at-risk or distressed and 38 are rural districts. Students in these participating districts, many of whom previously had no access or only limited access to advanced placement courses, can now choose from 14 different advanced placement courses  and earn free college credit while in high school.

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