Local schools recognized for AP Programs

first_imgIndianapolis, In.— The Indiana Department of Education awarded Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception and North Decatur Jr./Sr. High School  for student success on AP exams for the 2016-2017 school year, according to State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville).During the 2018 Indiana AP Recognition Ceremony, the DOE and College Board recognized more than 70 schools for having 25 percent or more of their graduating class earn a score of 3 out of 5 or higher on at least one AP exam.“College-level classes are more rigorous than traditional high school coursework, and AP courses help college-bound students prepare for that change,” Ziemke said. “These courses challenge high school students academically and set them apart from others when applying to colleges. Our community is fortunate to not only have these courses available to our students, but also educators who are able to help them excel and give them the tools they need to succeed.”Ziemke said high school students take AP exams after they complete courses designed to demonstrate they are prepared to handle college-level work. With a successful AP exam score, a student can usually earn college credit. AP exams are developed by the College Board, a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization that connects students to success and opportunity in higher education.last_img read more

The third RockTech Paris will focus on esports

first_imgAfter two successful editions, RockTech Paris has announced its third edition titled RockTech Paris #Gaming #Esport, which will be all about startups that are ‘transforming the way that games are created, data is collected, and content is shared’. Benjamin Debusschere, RockTech ParisRockTech Paris is a bimonthly event, in an intimate setting of 100 max, which puts entrepreneurs in front of an audience of journalists, industry experts, investors and stakeholders. This third edition, taking place on the evening of February 15th, is looking at esports, and gaming more generally, and will put up to eight start ups in the spotlight. This event is being run in partnership with both Orange and Reed Smith, and will see startups pitch for investment, strategic partnerships, and mentoring. Each will have just three minutes to pitch to the jury. For RockTech Paris #Gaming & #Esport, the jury will be composed of:Jean-Louis Charlety, VP Games, Music, Culture and Infotainment Business Unit, Orange ContentMatthieu Dallon, Advisor Webedia & CEO, Trust Esport VenturesSophia Metz, Founder, MeltdownGuillaume Rambourg, General Manager, Riot Games FranceBenjamin Debusschere, Co-Founder of RockTech Paris told Esports Insider: “Looking at the booming tech scene in Paris and talking with several founders & entrepreneurs, we realized that something was missing. Although there are countless conferences, meetups and pitching competitions, none of them really align with our mission here at Connectors: to accelerate connections within the innovation ecosystem. So, we decided to launch RockTech Paris, a bimonthly event taking place in an intimate setting, turning entrepreneurs into rockstars in front of a curated audience of experts and investors.“This will be the third edition of RockTech Paris and it will be dedicated to gaming and esports. The plan is to reunite the ecosystem around the presentation of 8 startups in the industry, sharing insights on esports and gaming. The event will end with qualitative networking between the participants.”Start-ups that would like to pitch to the jury can apply to do so here, whilst those interested in attending can secure their tickets at this link. At the end of the session, the evening’s victor will be chosen by both the jury and the public. The selected startups will get personalised mentoring from experts and investors, as well as a ticket for our own upcoming ESI Super Forum on March 22nd in London.Disclaimer: Esports Insider is a media partner of RockTech Parislast_img read more