Tue., October 30, 2012 6:56am (EDT)

Macon Students Get Cash For AP Success
By Associated Press
Updated: 1 year ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
Some students and teachers at a high school in Macon are getting a cash incentive for success on Advanced Placement tests. The grant gives students $100 for a passing score of 3, 4 or 5 on any AP English, math or science test. Teachers get $100 for each student who gets a passing score. (Photo Courtesy of David Hartman via stock.xchng.)
Some students and teachers at a high school in Macon are getting a cash incentive for success on Advanced Placement tests. The grant gives students $100 for a passing score of 3, 4 or 5 on any AP English, math or science test. Teachers get $100 for each student who gets a passing score. (Photo Courtesy of David Hartman via stock.xchng.)
Some students and teachers at a high school in Macon are getting a cash incentive for success on Advanced Placement tests.

Howard High School is one of just 28 schools in the country — and the only one in Georgia — included in a grant meant to increase participation in AP classes. The grant is funded by the Northrop Grumman Corp. as part of the National Math and Science Initiative.

The grant gives students $100 for a passing score of 3, 4 or 5 on any AP English, math or science test. Teachers get $100 for each student who gets a passing score.

At a ceremony Monday, a total of $25,000 was awarded to 63 students.