Students at Sevastopol High School have plenty of opportunities to get a jump start on their post-secondary education plans. The school has ramped up not just AP testing, but also dual-credit course offerings as well. Through dual-credit or CAP (College Acceleration Program) instruction, students can earn college credit at institutions such as NWTC or UW-Oshkosh. Adam Baier, the middle school and high school principal at Sevastopol, said CAP and dual-credit courses are the most valuable types of classes as the credits are transferable and give kids more options after graduation.
In addition to the inceased focus on college credit, participation in AP programming is on the rise in Wisconsin. Nearly 23,000 graduates from the class of 2018 took over 71,000 exams last May according to the Department of Public Instruction. Sevastopol has been particularly active in the program. The school was given a Level 3 Pacesetter award in 2017 for having 10 percent of its students take at least one exam, with 60 percent of those scoring at least a 3 out of a possible 5 points.