Berea schools recognized for AP work | Schools
The Berea City School District is one of 539 school districts across 44 of the 50 states in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with place mention 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 AP 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.
Since 2010, the district has increased the number of students participating in AP from160 to 235, while still enabling more than 70% of students to earn AP Examscores of 3 or higher. More than 90 percent of colleges and universities across the U.S. 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.
Said Superintendent, Michael Sheppard, "We are proud that the Berea City School District has achieved this national recognition. It reinforces the fact that we, as a district, have continued to focus on raising the bar for our students' academic achievements, and it could not have occurred without the dedication and hard work of our administrators, staff, and students."
College Board President, David Coleman, added, "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."