A record 539 school districts across the U.S. and Canada are being recognized by the College Board with placement on the 3rd Annual AP District Honor Roll—and Plum High School is one of them.
Schools that simultaneously increase access to Advanced Placement course work while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams earn a spot on the acheivement list.
Plum made the list during the first year and this year. Riverview High School, which made the list the last two years, fell short this year.
Inclusion is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2010 to 2012. 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.
- Ensure that the percentage of African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students taking AP Exams did not decrease by more than 5 percent for large and medium districts or by more than 10 percent for small districts.
- Improve performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2012 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2010, unless the district has already attained a performance level in which more than 70 percent of the AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.
A congratulatory post for students, faculty and staff has been posted on the Plum Borough School Districe website.
The complete 3rd Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here.