The West Essex Regional School District is one of 477 school districts in the United States and Canada to be honored by the College Board with placement on the 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams.
Reaching these goals indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit from rigorous AP course work.
Since 2008, the regional high school has increased AP enrollment by 57 percent, and increased the percentage of students passing the AP exam by 12 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.
“West Essex continues to improve participation in AP Instruction and offer our students rigorous college level courses,” said West Essex Superintendent of Schools Barbara Longo. “We applaud our teachers and administrators for giving more of our students the opportunities that AP classes offer.”
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. West Essex is experimenting with a variety of initiatives and strategies to determine how to simultaneously expand access and improve student performance. The district currently offers 23 different AP courses to its high school students.
The complete 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here.