Both the Muskego-Norway and the New Berlin school districts have won places on the College Board AP District Honor Roll, a distinction achieved by only 6 percent of school districts in Wisconsin, and only 539 school districts nationally.
The honor is given for both increasing the number of students taking advanced placement college-level courses while maintaining a high learning level enabling the students to score high enough on AP exams to be eligible for college credit.
This is the first year Muskego-Norway has been named to the honor roll. New Berlin has been on it before.
The goal is to have students able to score at least a three out of five on AP exams. More than 90 percent of colleges and universities across the country offer college credit, advanced placement or both for that score. High schools preparing their students at the college level through AP classes save students and families thousands of dollars in college tuition.
To earn the honor, districts must among other things, increase participation or access to AP classes by 4 to 6 percent, depending on their size and make sure that the percentage of minority students taking AP exams doesn't drop by 5 to 10 percent, again, depending on district size.
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