Good news for CCSD: Last week the district was named a College Board Advanced Placement district of the year for upping its AP game. From 2012 to 2014, more students took AP classes and passed with a score of three or higher. Participation jumped 9 percent, and the percentage of passing students increased 3 percent. Underserved minority students also enrolled and passed the tests at the same rate.
The advanced courses prepare high schoolers for college curriculum and allow them to test out of college classes, thus saving money—an average of $1,800 in state and $6,000 out of state. Clark County School District was one of 547 districts honored (there are 13,000 in the U.S.).
“This award reinforces that our district is headed in the right direction,” Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky says. To that we say, keep going!