Military, Hawaii schools program sees AP increases

HONOLULU (AP) - A program for Hawaii public school students from military families has achieved increases for scores on Advanced Placement exams.

The National Math and Science Initiative announced Thursday that four Hawaii public high schools achieved a combined 68 percent increase in AP math, science and English in the first year of the program.

Initiative Senior Vice President Gregg Fleisher says Mililani, Radford, Campbell and Leilehua high schools accounted for 82 percent of the state's increase in AP scores for those subjects.

State Rep. K. Mark Takai says it shows how the state Department of Education and the military can work together to help Hawaii's students.

Although the program targets children of military personnel at five bases, the program is open to all students at the participating schools.

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