District Named to College Board’s 3rd Annual AP Honor Roll

District Named to College Board’s 3rd Annual AP Honor Roll

Indian Hill Exempted Village School District is one of 539 school districts across the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 3rd Annual AP® District Honor Roll for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement® course work while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Achieving both of these goals is the ideal scenario for a district’s Advanced Placement program because it indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit most from rigorous AP course work.

Indian Hill High School has increased the number of students participating in AP courses from 211 in 2009 to 366 in 2012 while still enabling more than 89% of students to earn AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.  The majority of U.S. colleges and universities offer college credit, advanced placement or both for a score of 3 or above on an AP Exam — which can potentially save students and their families thousands of dollars in college tuition.

Superintendent, Dr. Mark Miles said; “I am pleased that Indian Hill High School has been recognized by the College Board with a place on its annual AP District Honor Roll.  The District has worked diligently to expand our AP course offerings, increase student participation, and achievement levels.”

Through AP courses, culminating in a rigorous exam, students learn to think critically, construct solid arguments and see many sides of an issue — skills that prepare them for college and beyond. Taking AP courses demonstrates to college admission officers that students have sought the most rigorous curriculum available to them, and research indicates that students who score a 3 or higher on an AP Exam typically experience greater academic success in college than their non-AP piers. Indian Hill students’ AP passage rates exceed state and global passage rates in each of the 24 AP courses offered.

Superintendent Miles added; “our talented and dedicated teachers are helping our students develop and apply the skills, abilities and content knowledge they will need to succeed in college and beyond.  This noteworthy recognition by the College Board reflects our teachers’ expertise and content knowledge as well as our students’ hard work, focus and drive to succeed.”

The complete 3rd Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here.