Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fort Thomas Independent Schools Recognized on National "AP Honor Roll"

Fort Thomas Independent Schools have been recognized for their success with Highlands High School's Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum./FTM file

Fort Thomas Independent Schools (FTIS) is one of 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. FTIS is one of six public school districts honored in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Since 2012, FTIS has increased the number of students participating in Advanced Placement (AP) classes while improving the number of students earning AP exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals indicates that the District is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP. Last year, nearly 62% of students graduated from Highlands High School with AP credit.

Highlands High School Principal Brian Robinson said, “We are very excited to be named on the AP® District Honor Roll.  Fort Thomas Independent Schools works diligently to make sure students are prepared for college and beyond.  To receive this award is a testament to the hard work of our students and teachers, as well as the support of our parents and community.”

“Seven years ago 29% of our students graduated having scored a 3 or higher on at least one AP exam. Today, that percentage is more than double. I am extremely proud of everyone involved in this process,” stated Ginger Webb, assistant superintendent for teaching and learning.

In 2014, 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 for qualifying AP scores.

For a complete list of the 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll, visit http://professionals.collegeboard.com/k-12/awards/ap-district-honor-roll.

-via Fort Thomas Independent Schools

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