WINDHAM, Conn., April 2, 2014 – The College Board recently released comparative advanced placement (AP) test data for the state of Connecticut. The percentage of Windham high school 12th graders from the class of 2013, who took at least one AP exam at any point while in high school, comes in at over 30%. The percentage that scored a 3 or higher on an AP exam, the minimum score for an AP class to be accepted as credit at universities, is between 20-29%. This is on par with surrounding districts, such as Region 11 and Coventry, and higher than many others in the region.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies – with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both – while still in high school. Through AP courses in a variety of subjects, each culminating in a rigorous exam, students learn to think critically, construct solid arguments and see many sides of an issue – skills that prepare them for college and beyond.
Research shows that students who succeed in rigorous course work such as AP courses are developing college-level knowledge and skills while still in high school. These students are more likely than their peers to earn college degrees on time, providing an opportunity to save significant amounts of money.
Windham high school currently offers 13 AP courses. For more information on the courses offered at Windham high school view the recently released 2014-15 Program of Studies at whs.windham.k12.ct.us.