COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 34

February 13, 2004

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

AP Potential

 

As you know, Governor Mark Warners Education for a Lifetime Initiative includes a Senior Year Plus component that includes the Early College Scholars option. With this option high school seniors are encouraged to complete their high school diploma and concurrently earn a semesters worth of credits (15 credit hours) that can be used towards a college degree. It is expected that the credits will be earned through dual enrollment or Advanced Placement courses.

 

To support this component of the Governors initiative and to encourage as many students as possible to participate in Advanced Placement courses, I am pleased to announce that The College Board now provides to all participating PSAT/NSQT schools free access to AP Potential, a Web-based product that can be used to identify additional students for AP courses. I encourage you to use this program to increase the number of students taking AP courses. Each eligible school should have received information from The College Board on how to access the AP Potential website and relevant school data. If you have any questions concerning the program, including problems accessing or interpreting the reports, please call The College Board at (212) 713-8066.

 

Further information about the Early College Scholars program will be sent in a superintendents memorandum and a principals memorandum soon.

 

JLD/MH