Students throughout Wyoming soon will have access to more advanced high school classes, the Casper Star-Tribune reports. A new cooperative effort between the Wyoming E-Academy of Virtual Learning and Apex Learning will offer students from any school district in the state access to a slough of online Advanced Placement courses. Studies indicate that participation in such courses can improve students’ chances of success in college. However, about 43 percent of U.S. high schools do not offer AP courses, according to The College Board, which owns rights to AP. Many of those are rural schools, where there often are too few students or a shortage of teachers to provide the rigorous curriculum.