Advanced Placement And International Baccalaureate Scores Up In TISD

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate scores are up in Tyler ISD high schools.

The district has been using Dallas-based company, Advanced Placement Strategies, to help students get better scores on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams.

Today, they held a luncheon to raise funds to continue the AP Incentives program that has been in place for three years. The program gives $100 to every student who passes an AP exam and their teacher.

"Unbelievably successful," Gregg Fleisher, president of AP Strategies, said. "The number of passing exams has gone up from 90 to 258 in over three years, far exceeding any expectations that we thought would even be possible at this time."

This past school year, Robert E. Lee ranked among the top three schools in the state for high AP science scores. TISD hopes to raise enough money to continue the program for the next two years.

Julie Tam, reporting.