Lyme-Old Lyme High School 1 of 447 School Districts Across the U.S. and Canada
on the College Board’s 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for
Significant Gains in Student Access and Success
Lyme-Old Lyme High School is one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. To be included on the 8th Annual Honor Roll, Lyme-Old Lyme High School had to, since 2015, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.
“We are incredibly proud of the hard work of our students, staff, and community in making this recognition a reality. This continues to support our strong reputation as a premier school district in Connecticut and the nation as a whole” said Superintended Ian Neviaser. “The Lyme-Old Lyme Schools are committed to expanding the availability of AP courses among prepared and motivated students of all backgrounds.”
Helping more students learn at a higher level and earn higher AP scores is an objective of all members of the AP community, from AP teachers to district and school administrators to college professors. Many districts are experimenting with initiatives and strategies to see how they can expand access and improve student performance at the same time.
In 2017, more than 4,000 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, or both, and/or consideration in the admissions process. Inclusion in the 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2015 to 2017, looking across 38 AP Exams, including world language and culture. The following criteria were used.
Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4% in large districts, at least 6% in medium districts, and at least 11% in small districts;
Increased or maintained the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students taking exams and increased or maintained the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students scoring 3+ on at least one AP Exam; and
Improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the 2017 percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher to the 2015 percentage, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70% of its AP students earn a 3 or higher.~
About The Lyme-Old Lyme Schools
The Lyme-Old Lyme Schools provide a private school experience in a public school setting and accept resident students from both Lyme and Old Lyme as well as non-resident students on a tuition basis.~ Please call 860-434-7238 or visit our website www.region18.org for more information.