MHS Makes National AP Honor Roll
Congratulations to Malverne High School for being one of 425 school districts across the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 6th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.
“This award is a testament to our philosophy that when we believe in our students ability and provide them with the necessary support, all students can achieve at high levels,” High School Principal Dr. Vincent Romano said. “This achievement is something we can all be proud of from our caring teachers and staff, to our supportive parents and hardworking students.”
Inclusion on the 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2013 to 2015, looking across 34 AP Exams, including world language and culture. Malverne had to meet the following criteria: Show an increase participation/access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts, and at least 11 percent in small districts; Increase or maintain the percentage of exams taken by black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students; and improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the 2015 percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher to the 2013 percentage, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.
Helping more students learn at a higher level and earn higher AP scores is an objective of all members of the AP community, from AP teachers to district and school administrators to college professors.
“Congratulations to Malverne High School for this national recognition award,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Hunderfund exclaimed at the announcement. “Students, teachers, parents and the administrators who support the most challenging level of academic achievement – a huge debt of gratitude!”