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This High School Makes Every Student Take AP Classes

There’s a lot of talk right now about how to get more students into Advanced Placement classes. Easier said than done.

Even when schools make it easier for students to enroll by removing requirements such as grade cut-offs and referrals from teachers, AP classes continue to maintain a reputation of being elite. As a result, low-income, black and Latino students are still underrepresented.

Some schools and magnet programs have settled on a simple solution: Just make them a requirement.