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CARROLLTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A new program has a North Texas high school paying students who do well on Advanced Placement tests.

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R. L. Turner High School, in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, is celebrating a milestone. The Turner class of 2012 is the 100th graduating class of the high school. To commemorate the upcoming achievement the school will be handing out $100 to students who take and pass AP tests.

A portion of the money for the program comes from the LBJ Express — the company widening Interstate-635.

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“This is a high school that is fairly close to the project itself and one of the things that the LBJ Express Project team desires is a real lasting impact on science, technology, engineering and math,” LBJ Express spokesman Andy RIttler said.

AP Strategies and the National Institute of Science and Mathematics are also funding the $502,250 grant program.

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And the youngsters aren’t the only ones with the opportunity to take checks to the bank. Teachers whose students do well on the AP tests will also get a cash prize.