SHS named to AP honor roll

The Southington Public School district is one of 433 school districts in the United States and Canada that are being honored by the College Board. Southington High School student achievement ranked high enough to be placed on the seventh annual Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll.

Southington High School increased the number of students participating in the rigorous AP coursework and examinations, while increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP exam scores of 3.0 or higher.

“Reaching these goals shows that the district is successfully identifying, motivating, and academically preparing students to be ready for college and university level coursework,” school officials said in a press release. “The Southington Public School District is committed to expanding the availability of AP courses for motivated students of all backgrounds.”

Inclusion on the honor roll is based on a review of three years of data, from 2014 to 2016. The review focuses on 37 AP exams, including world language and culture. Selection was based on the following criteria:

Increased participation or access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts, and at least 11 percent in small districts;

Increased or maintained percentage of exams taken by black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students who scored 3.0 or more on at least one AP Exam; and

Improvement or maintenance of performance levels when comparing the 2016 percentage of students scoring a 3.0 or higher to the 2014 percentage, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students earn a 3.0 or higher.

The complete honor can be found on the College Board website at

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