Schools Honored for Advanced Placement Success

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Three local school districts have been recognized for gains in the number of students who take Advanced Placement courses and perform well in them.

Greenwich, South Glens Falls and Ballston Spa are among 539 school districts the U.S. and Canada to be named to the third-annual AP District Honor Roll.

To be recognized, a school must increase access to AP coursework and increase the percentage of students who earn a score of 3 or higher on an AP exam. The exams are graded on a 5-point scale.

A grade of 5 is a perfect score, while a 3 is the equivalent to a “C” grade. A score of 3 is also enough for students to earn college credit, which can potentially save them thousands in college tuition.

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