More West Virginia students are in Advanced Placement classes now

West Virginia was recognized this week for getting more students into the Advanced Placement Program. State education officials received the 2012 AP Beacon Award this week in Charleston. An effort that started two years ago seems to be paying off, getting more students involved in the classes the will give them a boost in college with a targeted focus on low income and minority students. Nine percent of students in West Virginia were part of Advanced Placement classes ten years ago, and last year the rate had surpassed twenty percent.