LAPS NEWS RELEASE
College Board announced that Los Alamos High School has been named to the Advanced Placement® Program (AP®) School Honor Roll, earning Silver distinction.
The AP® School Honor Roll recognizes schools whose AP programs are delivering results for students while broadening access. Schools can earn this recognition annually based on criteria that reflect a commitment to increasing college-going culture, providing opportunities for students to earn college credit, and maximizing college readiness.
In looking at the Class of 2023, LAHS had 55% of seniors who took at least one AP exam during high school, 43% of seniors scoring a three or higher on at least one AP exam, and 10% of seniors who took five or more AP exams.
LAHS offers more than 20 AP courses in the Arts, English, History and Social Sciences, Math, Science and World Languages. There are currently 18 teachers at LAHS teaching an AP class.
“This is a great accomplishment,” said Los Alamos Public Schools Supt. Jennifer Guy. “I am proud that our students have the opportunity to take AP courses and dive deeper into content. Thank you to the teachers for all of their time, energy, and dedication to students.”
“AP represents an opportunity for students to stand out to colleges, earn college credit and placement, and potentially boost their grade point averages,” said Trevor Packer, head of the AP program. “The schools have shown that they can expand access to these college-level courses and still drive high performance – they represent the best of our AP program.”
College Board’s Advanced Placement® Program (AP®) enables students to pursue college-level studies—with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both—while still in high school. Through AP courses in 38 subjects, each culminating in a challenging exam, students learn to think critically, construct solid arguments, and see many sides of an issue—skills that prepare them for college and beyond.