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School pays students for good grades

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. -- Some Indiana students are learning a valuable lesson: Hard work pays off -- literally!

Check this out -- starting this fall, students at Jeffersonville High School will get paid for good grades!

That's right! For every advanced placement test they pass, they will get $100!

Students are tested in science, math, and English.

The school is one of nine selected to split a $7 million grant from the Indiana Department of Education.

"Well if I pass this class, this class, and this class, I could be looking at $200 to $300.  That's a great way to help with the study habits of a high school student," said Zach Blankenbaker, a Jefferson High School student.

Last year, Jefferson High School have 356 AP exams, and only 117 students passed.

The school must double those results under the terms of the grant.

The money comes from private donations.

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