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e transformation began five years ago, when the district decided it was time to rewrite the mission statement. Teachers, administrators and parents set a goal of having open access to AP programs with- o u t p re re q u i si t e s o r t r a c k i n g , a n d increasing the num- ber of AP classes. T h e d i s t r i c t s c h e d u l e d s u m - mer boot camps to p re p a re s t u d e n t s for the rigorous AP courses, emphasiz- ing basic skills and academic subject fundamentals. " O n c e t h e y a re i n t h e AP p r o g ra m , w e g i v e t h e m a l o t o f s u p p o r t ," s a y s Bhattachar yay. " We stay after school and help them at lunchtimes and on Saturdays. With so many intervention classes and other support, they can pass the AP tests." Vega says the district motivates stu- dents by having Lynwood alumni visit and share their college stories. Staf f take students on field trips to muse- ums and colleges. Shavon Johnson, a senior who took AP English, psychology and art classes, will attend CSU Northridge in the fall. When her teachers first suggested she enroll in AP classes, she admits, she was apprehensive. But they pushed, and she's glad they did. " When I needed help, they helped me out. And now I'm going to college. e AP classes definitely helped with my GPA." Building student confidence fost ers more confidence, says Bhattacharyay, and she expects students will perform well on AP tests this year. " We have won this award, but we still have a long way to go," she says. "Our goal should be to have all of the students suc- cessfully passing their tests." LTA members and AP teachers Debora Araujo- Garcia and Edilia Padilla are recognized. 54 CTA & You Shavon Johnson why this should be the only credit card you reach for For more information about the rates, fees, other costs and benefits associated with the use of the credit card, call the toll-free number above or visit * The 2% cash back on grocery store and wholesale club purchases and 3% cash back on gas purchases apply to the first $2,500 in combined purchases in these categories each quarter. After that, the base 1% earn rate applies to those purchases. ** You will qualify for $100 bonus cash rewards if you use your new credit card account to make any combination of Purchase transactions totaling at least $500 (exclusive of any fees, returns and adjustments) that post to your account within 90 days of the account open date. Limit one (1) bonus cash rewards offer per new account. This one-time promotion is limited to new customers opening an account in response to this offer. Other advertised promotional bonus cash rewards offers can vary from this promotion and may not be substituted. Allow 8-12 weeks from qualifying for the bonus cash rewards to post to your rewards balance. This credit card program is issued and administered by Bank of America, N.A. Visa and Visa Signature are registered trademarks of Visa International Service Association, and are used by the issuer pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. ©2017 Bank of America Corporation CC050517 AR9PFNPT MB0517-AD-CAEDU On up to $2,500 in grocery/wholesale club/gas quarterly spend* cash back everywhere, every time cash back at grocery stores and wholesale clubs cash back on gas 1% 2% 3 % Learn more and apply today! Refer to Priority Code BAABGO 1.866.86 7 .6 3 2 3 Earn more cash back for the things you buy most with the CTA Cash Rewards Visa Signature ® credit card. $100 cash rewards bonus if you make at least $500 in purchases in the first 90 days**

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