Northville Makes AP District Honor Roll
Northville is one of 539 districts to receive the national award.
Northville High School is being recognized by the College Board with placement on the 3rd Annual AP District Honor Roll for increasing participation in Advanced Placement course work while maintaining the high percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.
“It is a significant achievement to be recognized as one of the outstanding school districts on the AP District Honor Roll,” said Northville Superintendent Mary Kay Gallagher, in a press release. “We are proud of the success our students have experienced in the rigorous AP course work and we are gratified by the passion with which our educators and counselors have embraced the curriculum and worked to reach out to more students with this opportunity to experience college-level learning. We are mindful that it is the strong partnership of our teachers and counselors working together with students and families that enables our students to achieve at such high levels.”
The Northville Board of Education plans to honor its AP teachers and counselors at its next meeting on Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Winchester Elementary School.
“I am very proud of the work our teachers have done to prepare our students for the rigorous tests taken each May,” said Northville High School Principal Rob Watson, in the press release.
A total of 539 school districts across 44 of 50 states in the U. S. and six Canadian provinces achieved honor roll status. The state of Massachusetts was represented by the largest number of AP Honor Roll districts, with 46, followed by Michigan, with 39.
Inclusion on the 3rd Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2010 to 2012 for the following criteria.
- Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts and at least 11 percent in small districts;
- Ensure that the percentage of African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students taking AP Exams did not decrease by more than 5 percent for large and medium districts or by more than 10 percent for small districts;
- Improve performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2012 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2010, unless the district has already attained a performance level in which more than 70 percent of the AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.
During this three-year period in Northville, particpation in AP classes increased from 432 students to 530 students. The number of students earning a 3 or higher on exams has consistently been above 70 percent, ranging from 88-93 percent.
“We applaud the extraordinary efforts of the devoted teachers and administrators in these 539 districts, who are fostering rigorous work worth doing. These educators have not only expanded student access to AP course work, but they have enabled more of their students to achieve on a college level—which is helping to create a strong college-going culture,” said College Board President, David Coleman, in a statement.
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 higher on an AP Exam.
The complete 3rd Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found on the attached PDF, above.