Boardman Local Schools have been named to the Fourth Annual AP (Advanced Placement) District Honor Roll.
“This is an inspirational benchmark for your (Boardman) district,” Tricia Renner, Executive Director k-12 Services, said.
A total of 477 school districts in the United States and Canada earned a place on this year’s list.
According to the Midwestern Regional Office, “The AP District Honor Roll recognizes efforts to open AP classroom doors to a significantly broader pool of students while maintaining or improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher.”
“In 2002, Boardman offered only one AP course and tested only 16 students. Now we offer eight courses and tested over 300 students last year while continuing to improve scores,” Dave Kornbau, Boardman AP Coordinator, said.
Students can begin taking AP courses in their sophomore year.
“The dedicated AP teachers receive professional development so that they are able to work with their students to develop the skills, abilities and content knowledge they will need in college,” Kornbau said.
Boardman also provides challenging course work before students enroll in AP classes, which better prepares them for AP success.
“It is only through a commitment to preparation and access by all that we have been able to achieve this high honor,” Kornbau said.