District Named to Honor Roll for AP Course Performance

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Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) was honored as one of 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada named to the College Board’s District Honor Roll for increasing access to Advanced Placement (AP) coursework and student performance on AP exams. CUSD increased the number of students taking AP exams and 85% of students who took the exams earned scores of three or higher, up from 80% last year. Inclusion on the annual District Honor Roll is based on the examination of data from 2012 to 2014, including increasing participation in and access to AP classes, increasing or maintaining the percentage of exams taken by minority students, and improving performance levels from year to year.

When asked about the importance of the distinction, CUSD Superintendent Dr. Suzette Lovely said, “Our board of trustees has made the expansion of AP classes a priority goal for the last several years. CUSD teachers, counselors, and principals have done an incredible job focusing their efforts in this area. We are extremely proud to have achieved this honor for two consecutive years.”

As one of only three school districts in San Diego County to be named to the College Board’s District Honor Roll, Carlsbad continues to standout as a high performing district. CUSD’s focus is to raise the bar for all learners no matter where they may reside on the educational continuum.