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New Canaan Public Schools Receives Honor for Significant Gains in Advanced Placement Course Access and Student Success

6th Annual AP Honor Roll Recipient graphic This year New Canaan Public Schools is among the 425 Schools from the United States and Canada to earn placement on the College Board’s 6th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. This honor is awarded to school districts by the College Board “…for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Reaching these goals indicates that a district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP. To be included on the 6th Annual Honor Roll, New Canaan Public Schools had to, since 2013, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.”


NCPS Superintendent Dr. Bryan Luizzi stated, “For the past few years we have worked to provide expanded opportunities to our students for advanced course work in a variety of subjects. Inclusion on the AP District Honor Roll is a strong indicator that these efforts have been successful and also indicates our students are taking advantage of these increased options throughout their high school experience.”


According to a press release from the College Board, “In 2015, more than 3,800 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, and/or consideration in the admission process, with many colleges and universities in the United States offering credit in one or more subjects for qualifying AP scores.


“Inclusion on the 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2013 to 2015, looking across 34 AP Exams, including world language and culture.”