Brooklyn Prep students, educators making history with AP African American course
Brooklyn Prep students are experiencing a unique course that's in nearly 700 schools around the country - AP African American studies.
It's been almost a year since the scholars at the school have been participating in the first AP African American studies pilot program.
Since then, College Board officially released the revised framework of the course that will cover important parts of American history, culture and literature.
With the program in its second year, it's expanded from 60 to nearly 700 schools in the country.
For students like Samanda de Hart, she says taking this course gave her the extra push she needed.
"Students have to be able to see themselves, identify themselves in the material and really be able to connect to their future selves based on understanding history," says educator Shannah Henderson.
Students are gaining experience with public speaking and they're presenting what they learned to the school during their symposium.
Starting in September, students at Brooklyn Prep will receive college credits for the course.