Technology bridges the gap for college prep classes across Tennessee

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More than 86% of high schools in the state now have free access to Advanced Placement or AP classes, allowing kids to earn college credit early.

By Ashley Bohle

Published: Dec. 8, 2021 at 5:44 PM CST

SEYMOUR, Tenn. (WVLT) – More than 86% of high schools in the state now have free access to Advanced Placement or AP classes, allowing kids to earn college credit early.

Before this semester, students could only take the classes that their high school offered. But now 15 AP classes are offered virtually through Tennessee AP Access for All.

If they don’t have a class such as AP Calculus at their school, they can ask their counselor to find them a school that can offer the credit virtually. This was the case for Sadie Kiel, a junior at a school in Memphis.

“I feel like I’m learning a lot and it’s definitely pushing me out of my comfort zone, but it helps so much that Ms. Whaley is there and we have so many resources,” said Kiel.

Students take the class whenever and wherever they can, for some it’s late in the evening, others, like Kiel, have a devoted study hall period for it.

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