Starting next year, students at Whiteland Community High School can earn cash for themselves and their teachers by scoring well on exams for college credit.
Whiteland wants more students to enroll in Advanced Placement courses and take the exams, which can earn them college credit. The school district has received a three-year grant that will pay for training for more teachers.
The grant, provided by National Math and Science Initiatives, also will pay students $100 each time they score high enough on an Advanced Placement exam in math, science or English, interim principal John Schilawski said.
Teachers whose students score high enough on the exam also will receive $100. And teachers could get a $1,000 bonus if the number of students earning a passing score on the exam meets or exceeds goals set by the high school, Schilawski said.