New York AP Students Participate in Fifth Annual Albany Day at the Capitol

On February 5, 2020, over 170 students from schools across the State of New York arrived at the state Capitol to speak with legislators and staff about the importance of Advanced Placement (AP) and the need for expanded state support. 

Students swarmed the state Capitol to discuss their personal experiences with AP and advocate for a uniform AP credit policy, AP access expansions grants, and an expansion of AP low-income test support funding.

“I like AP because I get to work with other kids who like challenging coursework, great conversations, and working collaboratively on all types of projects and areas of study,” said Nihara, a student at Albany High School. “AP has prepared me for college more than other classes I have taken in high school, and that’s why I appreciate AP programs.”

State Senator Neil Breslin, who represents parts of Albany and Rensselaer counties and serves as Chair of the Insurance Committee, appreciated the efforts of the students, saying, “you guys are challenging me, and hearing these stories is the best way for me to learn!”

State Senator Neil D. Breslin met with students from Albany High

State Senator Neil D. Breslin met with students from Albany High

You can find more photos of AP Advocacy Days across the country by checking out #APDay on Twitter<.