The Schuylerville Central School District has earned a spot on the seventh annual AP District Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes districts for increasing access to Advanced Placement (AP) course work while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams. Schuylerville is one of only 25 districts in the state and 433 districts in the United States and Canada to achieve this status.
“It is an incredible honor for the district,” said John Haggerty, Director of Student Services. “It reflects the work our staff is doing to prepare students for their futures, including exposing students to the challenges and expectations of a college course while they’re still in high school.”
In the 2015-16 school year, a total of 229 exams were taken by Schuylerville High School students, an increase of 55-percent from the previous year.
“It was a record for the district,” Haggerty said. “We had 120 students take an AP exam, with 71 of those students taking two or more exams.”
Haggerty attributes much of the growth in participation to the growing list of AP classes the district now offers.
“Our Distance Learning classrooms have opened up more opportunities for our students to take courses they would not have been able to receive otherwise,” Haggerty said. “In fact, students were so interested in AP Psychology, that the course is now offered three different periods of the day over the Distance Learning Network.”
The district offers high school students five in-house AP courses: English Literature, U.S. History, Calculus AB, Biology, and Physics; and three Distance Learning AP courses: Economics, World History, and Psychology.