Chardon Schools is excited to announce that it is being honored by The College Board with placement on the 10th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. The District is one of only nine districts within the state of Ohio to receive this honor and one of only 250 school districts throughout the U.S. and Canada.
“Over the last four years, we’ve expanded our course offerings in AP (Advanced Placement) specifically and in foundational classes and have found great success with our students as they attempt these rigorous courses for college and career readiness,” said Ed Klein, Ph.D., Assistant Superintendent of Chardon Schools.
To be included on the 10th Annual AP® Honor Roll, Chardon Schools had to, since 2017, increase the number of students participating in AP courses 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.
“Being included on the AP® District Honor Roll is a testament to the work that the teachers and leaders in our District do,” said Tim Hurlbut, AP Coordinator for Chardon Schools.
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.
“Continued growth in both AP enrollment and outcomes is something that is never achieved in a single year,” said Hurlbut. “Every teacher in our District, from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12, has played a role in preparing students for success in these college-level, AP courses. Without the support of our District leadership, the Chardon United Methodist Church, parents, students, and the community, Chardon Schools would not be in a position to be one of only nine districts within Ohio being recognized with this honor. As the AP Coordinator here at Chardon, I am proud to be a part of this District and program.”
Klein noted that grant funding has been used by Chardon Schools in order to provide professional development for its AP teachers on an ongoing basis.
“With more students participating and succeeding in AP in this District, more students are getting a head start on college by earning college credit during high school,” said Trevor Packer, senior vice president of AP and Instruction at the College Board. “We are pleased to honor the teachers and administrators who have worked to clear a path for more students of all backgrounds to advance through AP.”
The complete 10th Annual AP® District Honor Roll can be found HERE.