PATERSON, NJ - 86 Paterson Public Schools students have an increased opportunity to enter college with credits under their belts after scoring a three or more on AP exams during the 2018-2019 academic year, school officials have said.

The total number of students achieving these scores doubles that of the previous school year.

“When we hold our students to high expectations, they meet the bar,” Superintendent Eileen F. Shafer said. “Our students can do whatever we challenge them to do if we give them and our teachers the tools and resources they need.”

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By entering college with credits students are left with reduced tuition costs.

A breakdown of the test scores showed that 57 of the students achieved the high scores on the Spanish Language and Culture AP exam. Other subjects students scored high marks in include English Language and Composition, Computer Science Principals, and both U.S. and World History.

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