Anderson County Schools earn spot on AP Honor Roll

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By The Staff

Anderson County Schools was one of five Kentucky districts to be designated as a member of the College Board’s second annual AP District Honor Roll for significant gains in Advanced Placement access and student performance.
The AP District Honor Roll nationally recognizes and acknowledges districts’ successes and efforts to expand AP access, performance and commitment to increasing student achievement.
Only 367 districts were selected nationwide this year. Inclusion on the second annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the following criteria:
• Examination of three years of AP data, from 2009- 2011
• Increase in participation in/access to AP by at least 11 percent in small districts
• A steady or increasing percentage of exams taken by African American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native students; and
• Performance levels maintained or improved when comparing the percentage of students in 2011 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2009, or the school has already attained a performance level in which more than 70 percent of the AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.
“We are very proud of our teachers and students who have earned this honor,” Principal Ronnie Fields said, according to the press release. “Advanced Placement classes not only provide an opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, they absolutely are the best preparation for their studies after graduation. At Anderson County High School, we challenge all students to take at least one AP course during their four  years here.”