GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich is one of 477 school districts in the U.S. and Canada that was honored by the College Board with placement on the fourth annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll.
The honor roll recognizes districts that increase access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.
"At GHS, we encourage our students to challenge themselves at the highest levels and we support them with expert teaching and guidance," Greenwich High Headmaster Christopher Winters said in a statement. "It is nice that both our students and staff are recognized with this award.”
Reaching the goals indicates that the school district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit from rigorous AP coursework.
Since 2011, the Greenwich Public Schools has increased the number of students participating in AP by 132, or 21.7 percent, while improving the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher by 106, or 19.7 percent. In 2013, more than 3,300 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement and/or consideration in the admission process, with many colleges and universities in the United States offering credit in one or more subjects for qualifying AP scores.
Inclusion on the 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of
AP data, from 2011 to 2013, for the following criteria. Districts must:
- Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts, and at least 11 percent in small districts;
- Increase or maintain the percentage of exams taken by African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students, and;
- Improve performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2013 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2011, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.
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