SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Students at 10 rural Illinois high schools now have access to online advanced placement classes to help them better prepare for college.
Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti leads the Governor's Rural Affairs Council. She says 75 students will take part in a new pilot program that will test the feasibility of expanding the online classes to students across rural Illinois.
Sanguinetti says the classes can make college more affordable but access to them is "extremely limited" in rural areas.
Schools participating in the program are: Kankakee, Altamont, Knoxville, Quincy, Pope County, Illini Central, Tri-Point, Orangeville, Central A&M and Georgetown-Ridge Farm high schools.
Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
- Illinois program helps rural students access AP classes
- Eastern Illinois University program touts rural teacher jobs
- Rural volunteer fire departments suffer; DNR helps
- Program rewards good behavior at Illinois school
- Illinois dispensaries prepare for medical marijuana program
- Program hopes to educate people on benefits in rural areas
- Can middle-class candidate defeat millionaires in Illinois?
- Illinois bill defines consent for sex education classes
- Illinois boy needs help receiving service dog
- Illinois website offers help for gambling addictions