Mayfield City Schools was recently recognized by the College Board for its work in identifying motivated students and improving student performance on advanced coursework.
The College Board's mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Among its offerings are the Advanced Placement program, which allows high school students to participate in a college level course and possibly earn college credit, and Standard Achievement Tests, a college admission assessment.
The College Board honored the Mayfield school district for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement® course work while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams.
Achieving both of these goals is the ideal scenario for a district’s AP program because it indicates the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit most from rigorous AP course work, said a news release on the Mayfield schools web site.
More than 90 percent of colleges and universities across the United States 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, the release said.
"We made the conscious decision to grow and to continue to grow our AP program," Mayfield High School Principal Anthony Loewer said in the news release. "We expanded the program, threw out the net and pushed our kids to achieve. As an educator I couldn't be more proud of our students and teachers. This is achievement."
Mayfield High School added World History to its AP index this year and will add English Language & Composition next school year, Loewer said. Mayfield offers its students 20 AP courses.
Read the entire honor role on the PDF at right.
Here's a complete list of Mayfield National AP scholars since 1989.