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G-ASD named to College Board AP Honor Roll

Echo Pilot - 2/23/2017

The Greencastle-Antrim School District is one of 433 school districts in the U. S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the seventh annual AP District Honor Roll. To be included the district had to, since 2014, increase the number of students participating in Advanced Placement courses while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP, according to a news release from the College Board.

According to Edward Rife, Greencastle-Antrim High School principal, "As part of our mission to provide opportunities for students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens, we focus on preparing students for higher education by encouraging them to schedule challenging, upper-level courses, such as AP courses. Over the past five years, our AP enrollment has continued to grow each year. We are proud that our scores have also continued to improve during this time. This accomplishment speaks to the dedication of our instructors and the caliber of our students. It is truly an honor to be named on the annual AP District Honor Roll, for the second consecutive year." "Congratulations to all the teachers and administrators in this district who have worked so tirelessly to both expand access to AP and also to help students succeed on the AP exams," said Trevor Packer, the College Board's head of AP and instruction.

"These teachers and administrators are delivering real opportunity in their schools and classrooms, and students are rising to the challenge." Helping more students learn at a higher level and earn higher AP scores is an objective of all members of the AP community, from AP teachers to district and school administrators to college professors.

Many districts are experimenting with initiatives and strategies to see how they can expand access and improve student performance at the same time." In 2016, more than 4,000 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement and consideration in the admission process.

Inclusion on the AP District Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2014 to 2016, looking across 37 AP exams, including world language and culture.

The complete seventh annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here: e reports data/awards/23 2608.html


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