SASD Named to AP District Honor Roll
The Sheboygan Area School District has been named to the 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll by the College Board for expanding opportunity and improving performance for advanced placement students. The AP District Honor Roll recognizes efforts to open AP classroom doors to a significantly broader pool of students, while maintaining or improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher.
Advanced Placement, or AP courses are college-level classes in a wide variety of subjects that students take while still in high school. They offer challenging course work and a taste of what college classes are like. The AP District Honor Roll is based on examination of three years of AP data: 2011, 2012, and 2013 data from all students who took AP Examinations in May of those years.
The number of Sheboygan Area School District students taking AP exams has increased 37 percent in the last three years, from 153 students taking an AP Exam in 2011 to 209 students taking an AP Exam in 2013. In addition, the number of exams passed has increased 30 percent over last year with 233 exams passed.
“We are encouraged to see an increasing number of our high school students participating in AP classes and exams because the level of rigor they are exposed to through the coursework better prepares them for higher education,” said Director of Instructional Services Seth Harvatine. “It is also of great benefit to our students to have the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school.”
The Sheboygan Area School District offers AP coursework in 16 areas including AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Composition, AP Computer Science, AP European History, AP Geography, AP Government & Politics: United States, AP Literature, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, and AP United State History.
A total of 477 school district in the United States and Canada earned AP District Honor Roll recognition this year.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 16, 2013