Northshore School District has been named to the Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll for the third consecutive year.
Northshore is one of 539 public school districts in the United States and Canada named a 2012-13 AP Honor Roll by the College Board and one of seven school districts in the state to receive this honor in multiple years.
Over the past five years, the number of Northshore students who took AP exams has more than doubled to 963, with a total of 1,611 tests completed.
Of the students who took AP exams, 71.7 percent earned a 3 or higher on the test. The majority of U.S. colleges and universities grant college credit or advanced placement for a score of 3 or above on AP exams.
This translates into tens of thousands of dollars saved by Northshore families on college tuition. More importantly, many more students are better prepared for the rigors of college- level work through their participation in AP courses in high schools.
The AP District Honor Roll was started by the College Board, the parent organization for AP, three years ago.Taking AP courses demonstrates to college admission officers that students have sought the most rigorous curriculum available to them.