The Steilacoom Historical School District is pleased to announce that it is one of only 539 U.S. public school districts being recognized by the College Board as part of the ”2012 Advanced Placement Honor Roll.” Less than 4 percent of public school districts in the Nation have been honored with this distinction, and Steilacoom is one of only two school districts in Pierce County being recognized. Clover Park School District has also achieved the Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll along with 16 other public school districts in Washington State.
Through the advanced placement program, students from across the United States participate in college level coursework in high schools. Students taking advanced placement classes are eligible for college credit if they take and pass the end-of-course Advanced Placement Exam with a score of 3 or higher.
The honor roll is compiled by the College Board to recognize school districts that expand access to Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum and helps maintain or improve the percent of students that earn college credit by scoring 3 or higher.
Since 2010, participation in Advanced Placement exams at Steilacoom High School has more than doubled by an increase of 123 percent, and the percentage of students passing with a score of 3 or above has increased by 10 percent.
Courses offered at Steilacoom High include Spanish Language, United States Government and Politics, United States History, European History, Psychology, Calculus, Chemistry, Biology, English Literature and Composition, and English Language and Composition. The School District serves students living in Steilacoom, DuPont, and Anderson Island.
“We congratulate Steilacoom High School’s faculty and students for their efforts to expand access to, and success in, coursework that signals readiness for a college level curriculum,” stated Steilacoom Historical School District Superintendent Bill Fritz.