Salisbury High School Receives Distinction: 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll

by Randy Ziegenfuss on January 30, 2018

Salisbury High School is one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. To be included on the 8th Annual Honor Roll, Salisbury High School had to, since 2015, increase the number of students participating in AP 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.

Principal Heather Morningstar credits the forward-thinking SHS faculty as being integral in achieving this accomplishment. “Teachers at SHS are constantly evaluating curricular offerings and programs to ensure that we’re providing our students with as many meaningful and enriching opportunities as possible.”

“Congratulations to all the educators and administrators in this district who have worked to clear a path for more students of all backgrounds to participate and succeed in AP,” said Trevor Packer, head of AP and Instruction. “These educators and administrators are fostering a culture in their schools and classrooms that allows students to face new challenges and build the confidence to succeed.”

In 2017, more than 4,000 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, or both, and/or consideration in the admissions process. Inclusion in the 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2015 to 2017, looking across 38 AP Exams, including world language and culture. The following criteria were used.

Districts must:

  • Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4% in large districts, at least 6% in medium districts, and at least 11% in small districts;
  • Increased or maintained the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students taking exams and increased or maintained the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students scoring 3+ on at least one AP Exam; and
  • Improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the 2017 percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher to the 2015 percentage, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70% of its AP students earn a 3 or higher.

Currently, Salisbury High School offers the following AP courses:

  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP US History
  • AP World History
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Biology

The complete 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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