Program will pay city, BX kids for passing AP tests

A new program will offer an extra incentive to students in the Bronx and the rest of the city that excel on Advanced Placement tests.Low-income

THE BRONX - A new program will offer an extra incentive to students in the Bronx and the rest of the city that excel on Advanced Placement tests.Low-income and minority students at 31 schools across the city will be eligible under the Pay For Performance program. The program was launched Monday by the Council of Urban Professionals and the Pershing Square Foundation. Anyone who scores a 5 on an AP test, the top grade, would be eligible for $1,000. A 4 on an AP test would be worth $750 and a 3 would make a student eligible for $500. Backers of the program say the goal is to get minority students in low-income neighborhoods ready for college.List of Bronx schools taking part:Academy of Mt. St. Ursula All Hallows Academy Aquinas High School Cardinal Hayes High School DeWitt Clinton High School Eximius College Preparatory AcademyHealth Opportunities High School Herbert H. Lehman High School South Bronx Preparatory St. Catherine Academy St. Raymond's High School (Boys)

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Word on the Street: Airline dress code 1 Word on the Street: Airline dress code
VIDEO: Rally held to support sick leave legislation 2 VIDEO: Rally held to support sick leave legislation
Ray Navarette is among the Long Island Ducks' 3 Legendary LI Duck lands in Bloomingdales with clothing line
Troy Ramey of Sea Cliff competes on NBC's 4 Long Islander competes on 'The Voice'
VIDEO: Interviews with friends of Joseph Lemm 5 VIDEO: Interviews with friends of Joseph Lemm

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE