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College Board Recognizes Clinton High School

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Clinton High School was recently named to the College Board's AP School Honor Roll for the 2022-23 school year!

Per the congratulatory letter we received: "The AP School Honor Roll recognizes schools that have done outstanding work to welcome more students into AP courses and support them on the path to college success. Your school is being further recognized with the AP Access Award, which honors schools that encourage more low-income and underrepresented minority students to take AP courses. The percentage of students in at least one of these categories who took at least one AP Exam before graduation is proportional to or above your school's student population, demonstrating a clear and effective commitment to equitable access to advanced coursework. Research shows students who take AP courses and exams are more likely to attend college and graduate on time. And even tor those who don't earn college credit, advanced coursework provides early exposure to college-level work and contributes to a college-going school culture. We know it takes a considerable schoolwide effort -- ­dedication from teachers, counselors, administrators, students, and parents -- to make AP access a priority."

Clinton High School has earned Bronze recognition on the 2023 AP School Honor Roll. 

  • College Culture (Bronze level): Percent of students in the graduating class who took an AP exam at any point in high school, regardless of score. To avoid pressure on students to take large numbers of APs, only 1 AP exam per student contributes to this indicator. 
  • College Credit (Silver Level): Percent of students in the graduating class who scored 3+ on any AP Exam in high school. To avoid pressure on students to take large numbers of APs, only 1 AP exam score of 3 or higher, per student, contributes to this indicator. 
  • College Optimization (Silver Level): Percent of students in the graduating class who took 5 or more AP Exams in high school, where at least 1 exam was taken in 9th or 10th grade. Because research finds that 6 or more APs do not improve college graduation rates beyond the optimal total of 5 such courses in high school, no exams beyond 5 per student contribute to this indicator. The Honor Roll also recognizes schools that encourage students earlier on their AP journeys so as not to overload them with AP courses their junior and senior years.