Superintendent Cyndy S. Taymore
360 Lynn Fells Parkway
Melrose , MA 02176
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Melrose Public Schools Earn Spot on College Board’s Seventh Annual AP District Honor Roll
MELROSE — Superintendent Cyndy Taymore is pleased to announce that the Melrose Public Schools earned a place on the Seventh Annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll for expanding access to AP courses while also increasing the number of students earning scores of three or higher on AP exams.
To earn this recognition, the Melrose School District successfully identified, motivated and academically prepared students for AP classes. This is the second year in a row that Melrose has made it on the AP Honor Roll.
According to the College Board, students who take AP exams and earn a score of three or higher can receive credit, advanced placement, or both from their college. Nearly all universities and colleges in the U.S., along with more than 60 institutions in other countries, give credit or recognize AP scores.
“We’re pleased to have earned a spot on the AP District Honor Roll for another year,” Superintendent Taymore said. “We recognize the value of offering a variety of AP courses throughout the high school and are committed to expanding availability and offerings to ensure that all students have the opportunity to challenge themselves and earn college credit.”
Securing a place on this year’s honor roll was based on the examination of AP data from 2014 to 2016. Schools also had to:
- Increase participation/access to AP courses by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts and at least 11 percent in small districts.
- Expand or maintain the percentage of exams taken by African American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native students scoring a three or higher on at least one AP exam.
- Improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the 2016 percentage of students scoring a three or higher to the 2014 percentage, unless the district had already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students were scoring a three or higher.
Melrose is one of 433 school districts across the U.S. and Canada that were honored this year. View the complete list here.