Dallas ISD marked the 10,000th student to pass an AP exam with numbers released on Monday. The district also received a $1.5 million grant from the TI Foundation to extend the AP Incentive Program to 15 more schools, meaning that all 32 DISD campuses will now use the program started in 1996 by Dallas philanthropist Peter O’Donnell, Jr.
Tjachyadi, who goes by Mr. T, had 23 students who earned college credit through their scores on AP exams last year.
“At the beginning, I was skeptical about the program,” Mr. T said during a press conference Monday at Hillcrest High School. “I thought it was all hot air, but thankfully I have been proven wrong.”
The incentive program gives AP students and teachers $100 for each AP exam passed and lead AP teachers receive a $10,000 stipend. Each high school campus is given a $2,000 bonus as well.