Lakeview Public Schools is one of 539 school districts in the nation to be named to the College Board's Advanced Placement Honor Roll.
The district was recognized by the College Board with a place on its AP District of the Year Awards "for opening AP classroom doors to a significantly broader pool of students, while maintaining or improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher," according to a release.
“Lakeview’s Board and Administration is proud to recognize our students and staff on all the hard work and commitment put into improving opportunity for our strongest learners," said Superintendent Karl Paulson in a release. "Opening access and having high expectations for performance in AP courses and exams is another example of how our Strategic Plan 2009-14, is focusing on a culture of continuous improvement.”
Criteria to be named to the AP Achievement District Honor Roll that was considered included:
- An examination of three years of AP data, from 2010 to 2012;
- An increase in participation in/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;
- A steady or increasing percentage of exams taken by African American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native students; and
- Performance levels maintained or improved when comparing the percentage of students in 2012 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2010, or the school has already attained a performance level in which more than 70 percent of the AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.
Lakeview High School was recognized for increasing the number of students participating in AP from 45 to 131 while improving the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher, the score typically needed to earn college credit, from 38% in 2010 to 39% in 2012, according to the district.