November 8, 2011 > School District honored for superior AP performance
School District honored for superior AP performance
Submitted By Sharon L. Coco
Fremont Unified School District is one of fewer than 400 public school districts in the nation being honored by the College Board with a place on the Second Annual AP(r) Honor Roll, for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement coursework while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams. Achieving both of these goals is the ideal scenario for a district's Advanced Placement program, because it indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically-prepared students who are likely to benefit most from AP coursework.
Since 2009, Fremont Unified School District increased the number of students participating in AP from 2183 to 2478. The majority of U.S. colleges and universities grant college credit or advanced placement for a score of 3 or above on AP exams.
Superintendent Jim Morris commented, "As a high performing district, we continually strive to improve outcomes for our students. This success would not be possible without the hard work and collaborative effort of our teachers, administrators, and parents. This accomplishment is really about student success and we are fortunate that our students understand that it takes commitment and focused attention to achieve success on AP exams."
"This school district has achieved something very remarkable. It managed to open the doors of its AP classrooms to many more students, while also increasing the percentage of students earning high enough AP Exam grades to stand out in the competitive college admission process and qualify for college credit and placement," said Trevor Packer, the College Board's senior vice president of Advanced Placement and college readiness.
The complete Second Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found at www.collegeboard.org.