Strongsville City Schools Earn Place on College Board’s 7th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains In Student Access and Success
Dan Foust, Communications Coordinator
Strongsville City Schools
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and one of only 32 School Districts in Ohio to be Recognized
Strongsville, OH (December 15, 2016) - Strongsville City Schools is one of 433 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board, earning a place on the 7th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. Strongsville is also one of only 32 school districts in Ohio to earn this recognition. To be included on the 7th Annual Honor Roll, Strongsville City Schools had to increase the number of students participating in Advanced Placement (AP) courses, while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of three (3) or higher for the past three years. Reaching these goals shows that Strongsville is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students of all backgrounds who are ready for AP.
In 2016, 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 admission process.
“Congratulations to all the teachers and administrators in this district who have worked so tirelessly to both expand access to AP and also to help students succeed on the AP Exams,” said Trevor Packer, the College Board’s head of AP and Instruction. “These teachers and administrators are delivering real opportunity in their schools and classrooms, and students are rising to the challenge.” 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. Many districts are experimenting with initiatives and strategies to see how they can expand access and improve student performance at the same time.
“We are proud to learn of this recognition by the College Board. Strongsville High School continues to find ways to encourage more students to challenge themselves with Advanced Placement coursework and exams. For the 2016-17 academic year, we have increased to 24 AP course offerings at our high school. Strongsville’s commitment to Advanced Placement courses is just one of the examples of our District preparing students for college and career,” said Cameron Ryba, Superintendent of Strongsville City Schools.
The complete 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found HERE.