Middletown Public Schools has been selected to the Third Annual AP District Honor Roll.
A total of 539 school districts across the U.S. and Canada are being honored by the College Board for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement® coursework while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of three or higher on AP Exams.
Twenty-six districts in Connecticut met the criteria to be placed on the AP Honor Roll this year.
From 2010-2012, Middletown Public Schools has increased the number of students participating in AP from 116 to 148 while still enabling more than 70 percent of AP students to earn at least one score of 3 or higher. Superintendent Patricia Charles was pleased to learn ofthe AP Honor Roll distinction and credited the high school guidance counselors and teachers for encouraging all students while holding them accountable to reach their potential with more rigorous coursework.
“Our teachers believe in our students and their ability to achieve in these very challenging courses. This is a wonderful way for students to experience the rigor of college while still in high school and gain the confidence that they can succeed in college.”
More than 90 percent of colleges and universities across the U.S. offer college credit, advanced placement or both for a score of 3 or above on an AP Exam Q which can potentially save students and their families thousands of dollars in college tuition.
Criteria used for inclusion in the AP District Honor Roll:
1. Increased access to AP courses by
- At least 4 percent in large districts
- At least 6 percent in medium districts
- At least 11 percent in small districts
2. The percentage of African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students taking AP exams must not have decreased more than 5 percent for large and medium districts and 10 percent for small districts.
3. Performance levels were maintained or improved when comparing the percentage of exams scoring three or higher from 2010 to 2012.