The College Board recently announced Lower Merion School District has been named to the 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll - a distinction recognizing school districts committed to increasing access to AP courses for underrepresented students while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning AP exam scores of 3 or higher. AP Honor Roll recipients are committed to expanding the availability of AP courses among prepared and motivated students of all backgrounds. Last year, more than 82% of students taking AP exams at Harriton and Lower Merion scored either a 3, 4, or 5.
According to the College Board, achieving both of these goals is the ideal scenario for a district's AP program because it indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit most from rigorous AP coursework. More than 90% of colleges and universities across the U.S. offer college credit, advanced placement, or both for a score of 3 or higher on an AP exam, which can potentially save students and their families thousands of dollars in college tuition.
A total of 447 school districts throughout the United States and Canada were honored in this year's program. LMSD is one of only 43 districts in Pennsylvania to be awarded this distinction and is one of only 26 districts in Pennsylvania to receive this honor in multiple years.