Greenwich schools land on AP honor roll

November 13, 2013 by  

The College Board recently announced that the Greenwich Public Schools are on the Board’s AP Honor Roll, which means that students have increased access to advanced placement (AP) courses and have continued to receive scores of 3 or higher out of 5 on their AP tests. No doubt the school district has been using banner printing to let the community know of this achievement.

Being on the honor roll means that the school district has been successful at identifying motivated students who are academically prepared to take the rigorous AP course work and to benefit from it as well. Since 2011, there has been a 21.7 per cent increase in the number of students taking AP courses and a 19.7 per cent increase in those earning a score of 3 or higher.

According to Chris Winters, Headmaster of Greenwich High School, students are encouraged to challenge themselves and they are supported by teachers who are experts in their fields.

William S. McKersie, Superintendent of the Greenwich Public Schools, added that this is a great honor for the district as there is only one high school in the district. It is due to the work of the elementary and middle school teachers in the district that many high school students are able to do so well in the AP program. Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to take these courses.

The College Board has been publishing its honor roll for four years. This year there were 477 school districts from both Canada and the United States that made the list.