L’Anse Creuse Public Schools is among 539 districts in the U.S. and Canada this year to receive placement on the 3rd annual AP District Honor Roll in recognition of its advanced course work and student success.
This honor, which comes from the College Board, recognizes the district for "simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement course work while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams."
"We are very proud L’Anse Creuse Public Schools has been placed on the Annual AP District Honor Roll," said LCPS Superintendent Jackie Johnston. "This national recognition is an accomplishment that exemplifies our focus on rigor and academic achievement. Congratulations to the students, staff, and parents whose hard work and success resulted in this prestigious acknowledgement for our schools."
A total of 539 school districts across 44 of 50 states in the U. S. and six Canadian provinces achieved honor roll status. At 39, the state of Michigan had the second highest number of AP Honor Roll districts in the country after Massachusetts.
“We applaud the extraordinary efforts of the devoted teachers and administrators in this district, 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 prepared statement.
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.
The complete 3rd Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here.