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Middle school to challenge students to take tougher classes

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — Even some of the brightest students will shy away from Advanced Placement courses to protect their grade-point average and avoid the extra work.

Columbus East Guidance Director Doug Moore has seen evidence of that from class-scheduling sessions.

But measures are in place to change students' mindsets. High-level courses are being added to high school degree requirements, and Central Middle School Principal Randy Gratz has a plan to prepare his students earlier for more rigorous learning.

Please read Tuesday's edition of The Republic for more details.

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