Two Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD high schools were recently recognized on the AP (advanced placement) School Honor Roll, a new school recognition program launched by The College Board in October. The Honor Roll offers four levels of distinction: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Creekview HS received a silver award and Ranchview HS received a bronze.
The AP School Honor Roll recognizes schools whose AP programs are delivering results for students while broadening access. Schools can earn this recognition annually based on criteria that reflect a commitment to increasing college-going culture, providing opportunities for students to earn college credit and maximizing college readiness.
For a school to be recognized on the AP School Honor Roll in a given year, it must:
Meet each of the following criteria for their students in the most recent graduating class; these criteria are anchored in research-based relationships between AP and college outcomes:
College Culture: 40% or more of the graduating cohort took at least 1 AP Exam during high school.
College Credit: 25% or more of the graduating cohort scored a 3 or higher on at least 1 AP Exam during high school.
College Optimization: 2% or more of the graduating cohort took 5 or more AP Exams during high school. At least 1 of those exams was taken in 9th or 10th grade, so that students are spreading their AP experience across grades rather than feeling disproportionate pressure in any single year.
Have full-time grade-12 enrollments.
Be located within the United States (including U.S. territories) or Canada.
In addition to earning a silver award, Creekview also received the AP Access award. This award honors schools that demonstrate a clear and effective commitment to equitable access to advanced coursework. Schools earn the additional award if the percentage of AP exam takers who are underrepresented minority or low-income students mirrors the school's overall student demographics.