The Kings Canyon Unified School District is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.
To be recognized for this award, the district had to, since 2016, increase the number of students who are participating in advanced placement (AP) classes while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.
Reaching these goals showed that KCUSD was successful in identifying motivated and academically prepared students who were ready for their AP classes and exams.
“Success in Advanced Placement is a combination of students’ own motivation and the opportunities educators provide for them,” said Trevor Packer, Senior Vice President of AP and Instruction at the College Board. “I’m inspired by the teachers and administrators in this district who have worked to clear a path for more students of all backgrounds to earn college credit during high school.”
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.
In 2018, 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 admissions process.
Inclusion in the 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2016 to 2018, looking across 38 AP Exams, including world language and culture. The following criteria were used: districts were required to increase participation and access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, and at least 6 percent in medium districts, and at least 11 percent in small districts.
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