Two Program Districts Make AP District Honor Roll
In early November, the College Board announced their prestigious AP District Honor Roll designees for this past year. Three Alabama districts made the cut, and two of them are Program Districts with A+ College Ready.
Saraland City Schools and Walker County Schools are two of the 477 districts across the US and Canada who made the national honor roll.
The AP District Honor Roll recognizes schools that increase access to AP courses while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning a 3 or above on AP Exams. Essentially, these districts enrolled more students than ever into their AP courses, and more of those students earned qualifying scores on the AP Exams.
Increasing access to AP courses allows more students to become college and career ready in high school, making them more competitive to colleges and for careers when they graduate. Studies confirm that students enrolled in AP, even if they don't make a qualifying score on AP Exams, fare better in college than those who never take AP. Students who do earn qualifying scores are just that much more prepared for whatever future they choose.
"We hope all of Alabama's schoolchildren can have access to the best possible teaching and learning," said Amy Fineburg, Chief Academic Officer for A+ College Ready. "One major avenue to achieving that is to offer AP courses in our schools. Thanks to the College Board for recognizing the amazing efforts of these school districts in increasing access and success in challenging courses!"
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