PPS named to the AP District Honor Roll

PPS named to the AP District Honor Roll
Posted on 12/05/2019
PPS named to the AP District Honor Roll

Portsmouth Public Schools (PPS) is one of the only 250 school divisions across both the United States and Canada to be named to the College Board’s 10th Annual AP ® District Honor Roll. The honor recognizes school divisions that have increased access to Advanced Placement (AP) coursework while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams (scoring a 3 or higher on these end-of-year exams can earn students college credit for that course from four-year colleges and universities). “We are absolutely thrilled to be a part of the College Board’s AP District Honor Roll,” said Dr. Elie Bracy, III, superintendent of Portsmouth Public Schools. “Here in Portsmouth, we aim to provide all of our students with the access and opportunity to achieve in high-level, high-rigor classes to prepare them for their desired pathways after graduation. This honor is a testament to our hard-working students and families as well as our teachers, counselors and administrators who are helping to make these classes possible.” Currently, PPS offers 10 AP courses in the division, including classes in math, social studies, English, science and the arts. PPS has also built and maintained a strong partnership program with its local higher education institutions to provide more college-level learning opportunities. For example, thanks to its continued partnership with Tidewater Community College’s Portsmouth Campus, students can begin taking college credit courses in the ninth grade and can also complete an associate’s degree while still in high school.

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