Students work together during an Advanced Placement environmental science class at Green Hope High School in Cary in 2014. Statewide changes that went into effect in the 2015-16 school year with the freshmen class reduce the credit that is awarded to AP and Honors courses.
Students work together during an Advanced Placement environmental science class at Green Hope High School in Cary in 2014. Statewide changes that went into effect in the 2015-16 school year with the freshmen class reduce the credit that is awarded to AP and Honors courses. Sarah Nagem snagem@newsobserver.com
Students work together during an Advanced Placement environmental science class at Green Hope High School in Cary in 2014. Statewide changes that went into effect in the 2015-16 school year with the freshmen class reduce the credit that is awarded to AP and Honors courses. Sarah Nagem snagem@newsobserver.com
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