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Advanced Placement Strategies Inc

  • Dallas, TX
  • http://www.apstrategies.org

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Mission Statement

Launched in August 2000 by an individual donor, APS is developing and managing AP Incentive Programs throughout the State of Texas. These programs are modeled after a successful similar program designed and implemented by the O'Donnell Foundation in the Dallas area. AP is a program of the College Board. These college level courses are taught by high school teachers to high school students. Research has shown that the national average four-year graduation rate for college freshmen is 50%, however, that increases to 80% for those who participated in one AP course. While the exam is national, the curriculum is maintained at the local level. In addition, the AP Program has a proven track record. There are high standards maintained by the College Board and the results are extremely measurable. A "3" on the AP exam at one school is the same as a "3" on the AP exam in any other part of the United States.

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer

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Mr. Gregg Fleisher

Keywords

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Advanced Placement Incentive Programs

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EIN

75-2882595

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

We currently support incentive programs in Math, Science, English, Social Studies, Music Theory, Studio Art, and Art History. These incentive programs involved 19 school districts in Texas, encompassing 47 high schools and 42 middle schools. In addition, we conduct Laying the Foundation training for Pre-AP teachers in math, science and English throughout the state of Texas.

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Advanced Placement Strategies, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Sep 30
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Advanced Placement Strategies Inc

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Principal Officer

Mr. Gregg Fleisher

BIO

Started his career as an auditor and actuary with Coopers & Lybrand In 1986, he decided to make a major career change to pursue his passion: teaching math to high school students. While teaching in Dallas ISD, he had one of the highest percentages of students pass the AP calculus exam/per school enrollment of any public high school in the country In 1993, he was awarded the Advanced Placement Special Recognition Award by the Southwest Region of the College Board In 1995, he became a College Board consultant and reader for the AP Calculus Exam In 1995, he became the lead math teacher in the new AP Incentive Program in Dallas ISD. During his 5 years as the lead math teacher as much as 3.3% of the country's minorities who passed AP Math Exams were from Gregg's schools In 1996, he formed his own consulting company with the goal of improving the PSAT prep program and increasing the number of National Merit Scholars in Dallas ISD. After a few years, the number of students recognized from the NMSQT in DISD increased from 13 to 69

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