Franklin named to 2nd Annual AP District Honor Roll
Posted by Sean Donahue on November 29, 2011
Earlier this month Franklin earned recognition from the College Board as one of 367 public school districts in the United States and Canada placed on the 2nd Annual Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll. The AP District Honor Roll recognizes school districts that “that simultaneously achieved increases in access to AP® courses for a broader number of students and also maintained or improved the rate at which their AP students earned scores of 3 or higher on an AP Exam.”
AP courses are designed to educate and test high school students at the college-level. Students who perform well on the AP Exam (score of 3 or higher out of 5) taken at the end of the course may receive college credit, depending on which university they attend. Franklin High School’s AP offerings include: English Literature and Composition, Spanish Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Calculus, Statistics, U.S. History, European History, Economics, Studio Art, Music Theory, and Government and Politics.
Massachusetts featured 30 districts on the AP District Honor Roll, tied with New York for second in the country behind Pennsylvania (34) . More information on the AP program can be found on the College Board website.