From the PG:
The article seems to say that only CAS students have been eligible for AP courses- but haven't AP and IB courses long been open to any student who wants to try them?
The article also reports a change to CAS:
"Students who are not identified as gifted can be admitted to the CAS or AP courses if they meet certain requirements, including a 3.0 grade point average and 90 percent attendance.
They also would have to have a track record of performance in the particular subject area. In certain situations, principal or teacher recommendations would be considered."
- So instead of eliminating CAS, the plan seems to be to open it to students with a 3.0 GPA.
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11045/1125265-298.stm#ixzz1DxDgijEY