Continuing a recent trend, more North Carolina high school students are taking and succeeding in college-level Advanced Placement courses, according to a report released today by The College Board, which administers the AP program and exams.

The number of public school students in North Carolina taking at least one AP exam in 2016-17 increased 6 percent from the previous year, compared to a 5.2 percent increase nationally, according to The College Board data.

“It is encouraging to see more students taking advantage of ways to get college-level credit that can save them and their families money on higher-education costs,” said North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson. “Earning college credit while still in high school is one example of the multiple pathways to success that our public schools provide to students.”

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