The College Board is commending Pine-Richland School District for being one of nearly 540 school districts in the U.S. and Canada to earn a spot on the Advanced Placement Honor Roll.
This is the third year College Board is honoring schools and the third year in a row that Pine-Richland made the list.
In Pennsylvania, 37 school districts earned a spot on the list. Of those, only 18 have been honored more than one time. In Allegheny County, only PR, Upper St. Clair and Peters Township have been named to the honor roll for multiple years.
The Annual AP District Honor Roll recognizes districts for increasing access to Advancement Placement course work while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.
Achieving both of these goals is the ideal scenario for a district's AP program because it indicates the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit most from rigorous AP course work.
More than 90 percent of colleges and universities across the U.S. offer college credit, Advanced Placement or both for a score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam—which can potentially save students and their families thousands of dollars in college tuition.