School District of Lee County Placed on College Board’s 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll

School District of Lee County Placed on College Board’s 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll
Posted on 12/07/2018
School District of Lee County Placed on College Board’s 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll

The School District of Lee County is being recognized by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. Just 373 Districts around the U.S. and Canada have earned this distinction, and only one other District in Florida is on the list.

“I am extremely proud of our students, teachers and administrators for earning the District a spot on the College Board Honor Roll,” says Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins. “It is a testament to their hard work that our scores have gone up as our participation rate has gone up. We believe in making programs available that help every student reach their highest potential.”

To be included on the 9th Annual Honor Roll, the District had to, since 2016, increase the number of students participating in Advanced Placement classes while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.

In 2016, 5,783 Lee County students took the Advance Placement tests and 41.4% passed. In 2018, 6,371 students took the AP exams and 42.4% passed. Reaching these Honor Roll standards shows that Lee County is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.

“Success in Advanced Placement is a combination of students’ own motivation and the opportunities educators provide for them,” said Trevor Packer, senior vice president of AP and Instruction at the College Board. “I’m inspired by the teachers and administrators in this district who have worked to clear a path for more students of all backgrounds to earn college credit during high school.”

Inclusion in the 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2016 to 2018, looking across 38 AP Exams, including world language and culture. Districts must:

  • 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;
  • Increase or maintain 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 2018 percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher to the 2016 percentage, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70% of its AP students earn a 3 or higher.

This is the second time the School District of Lee County has made the AP® District Honor Roll. Lee County was honored as part of the 6th Annual AP® District Honor Roll in 2015.

View the complete 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll