College Board announced that Whitinsville Christian School (WCS) has been named to the Advanced Placement® Program (AP®) School Honor Roll, earning a Gold distinction.
The AP® School Honor Roll recognizes schools whose AP programs are delivering results for students while broadening access. Schools can earn this recognition annually based on criteria that reflect a commitment to increasing college-going culture, providing opportunities for students to earn college credit, and maximizing college readiness.
WCS had 65% of seniors who took at least one AP exam during high school, 50% of seniors scoring a three or higher on at least one AP exam, and 15% of seniors who took five or more AP exams.
“Being recognized on the College Board’s AP Honor Roll is a great achievement that acknowledges our dedication and success in Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams,” said Tammi Gorman, Dean of Faculty and Instruction.
“AP represents an opportunity for students to stand out to colleges, earn college credit and placement, and potentially boost their grade point averages,” said Trevor Packer, head of the AP program. “The schools have shown that they can expand access to these college-level courses and still drive high performance – they represent the best of our AP program.”
As New England’s premier Christian PreK-12 college-prep school, Whitinsville Christian High School provides a strong academic foundation including service learning, community involvement, and collaboration, with the goal of graduating students who pursue lifelong learning, maintain healthy and balanced lives, and strive to create community.
College Board’s Advanced Placement® Program (AP®) enables students to pursue college-level studies—with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both—while still in high school. Through AP courses in 38 subjects, each culminating in a challenging exam, students learn to think critically, construct solid arguments, and see many sides of an issue—skills that prepare them for college and beyond.