College Board and China Spring ISD are pleased to announce some exciting news about our district. China Spring ISD was selected to the 8th Annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll. China Spring ISD is 1 of 28 school districts in the State of Texas and one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada to be selected to the Honor Roll. The AP District Honor Roll recognizes school districts committed to increasing access to AP for underrepresented students while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. AP District Honor Roll recipients are committed to expanding the availability of AP courses among prepared and motivated students of all backgrounds.
The criteria for inclusion on the 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2015 to 2017, for the following criteria:
- Increased participation/access to AP by at least 4% in large districts, at least 6% in medium districts, and at least 11% in small districts
- Increased or maintained percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students taking exams and increased or maintained the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students scoring 3+ on at least one AP Exam; and
- Improved performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2017 scoring a 3 or higher than those in 2015, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70% of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.
China Spring ISD is extremely excited to have earned the honor of a position on the 8th Annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll. Our students, teachers, counselors, and administrators have worked hard on our AP programs and their hard work is paying off. China Spring ISD Superintendent Marc Faulkner stated, “I could not be more proud of our teachers, counselors, and administrators for their hard work in preparing our students for success. I am also equally proud of how our students take that preparation and turn it into college credit on advanced placement exams. This will save our students money on college expenses with them earning college credit before leaving high school.”
For more information on the 8th Annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll you may visit the AP District Honor Roll link on the College Board website. Congratulations once again to China Spring ISD for this prestigious honor.