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Interactive Session on Advanced Placement Course

Mr. James M. Montoya, Vice President of Higher Education Relationship Development, College Board along with Mr. Clay Hensley, Director of International Strategy and Relationships and Ms Lisa Jain, Regional Representative, College Board and Deputy Manager, International Partnerships visited National Public School - Koramangala on 24th January for an interactive session on the relevance of studying abroad, preparing early for it and to create awareness about the Advanced Placement (AP) Programme which gives students an edge over hundreds of college applicants worldwide. The College Board (which organises the SAT) and a non profit organisation have been conducting the AP Programme which has now been recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). The programme is operational in 18000 schools in 115 countries where students take up these courses not only to gain entry into colleges and universities but also to complete and gain credits for courses taught in the first year of college.

Around 400 students from our sister schools - NPS INR, NPS HSR, NAFL and TISB - were a part of this session. The students had several queries about the fine print for applying to universities abroad and Mr. James Montoya succinctly answered each one of them. 'By taking up AP courses a student proves that he or she has gone through a rigorous period of study enabling him to skip the first year of college. It gives them extra credits even before they start their graduate studies and shows their willingness to challenge themselves,'' said Mr. James Montoya. There can be no doubt that such sessions are an eye-opener for many students aspiring to go abroad for their undergraduate studies by bringing greater clarity regarding the various options available.

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