Of the 3410 AP exams taken by District 210 students in 2016, 23 were in Fine Arts - a large jump from only nine exams in the previous years. Lincoln-Way offered exams in the following AP Fine Arts courses:

Music Theory
Studio Art: Drawing
Studio Art: 2-D Design

Any test-taker who earns a score of 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam is guaranteed college credit at Illinois public universities; over 90 percent of Lincoln-Way Fine Arts test-takers received college credit, an estimated tuition savings of $33,600. Even more impressive, every student who submitted a portfolio for art received a passing score. This is why its so important that our students take these exams. We want to instill confidence so that these artists and musicians are willing to put themselves out there and earn credit for their immense talent, says Reilly." />
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Advanced Placement Fine Arts exams increase by 156 percent
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

In the 2015-2016 school year, District 210 Board of Education Goal 1.3D challenged teachers to Increase the enrollment and success rate of high-achieving students in Advanced Placement (AP) courses. At the July 21 Board Meeting, Lincoln-Way released the results of the 2016 AP testing.

From 2015-2016, AP Fine Arts exams more than doubled among Lincoln-Way students; however, Lincoln-Way has even greater aspirations for the coming school year. Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Tim Reilly, says, One of our major goals in 2016-2017 will be to encourage more talented musicians and artists to take the AP exams. Even though the number of test-takers more than doubled from 2015 to 2016, nearly every student who took the music exam or submitted an art portfolio received a high score.

Art Department Chair, Phil Labriola says, "The Art Department is so proud of the level of talent and determination that we witnessed from the students enrolled in AP Art classes during the 2015-2016 school year. The AP Art course is a very challenging and demanding class, and the students should be congratulated for their outstanding efforts and talent.

Of the 3410 AP exams taken by District 210 students in 2016, 23 were in Fine Arts - a large jump from only nine exams in the previous years. Lincoln-Way offered exams in the following AP Fine Arts courses:

Music Theory
Studio Art: Drawing
Studio Art: 2-D Design

Any test-taker who earns a score of 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam is guaranteed college credit at Illinois public universities; over 90 percent of Lincoln-Way Fine Arts test-takers received college credit, an estimated tuition savings of $33,600. Even more impressive, every student who submitted a portfolio for art received a passing score. This is why its so important that our students take these exams. We want to instill confidence so that these artists and musicians are willing to put themselves out there and earn credit for their immense talent, says Reilly.