Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Columbia High School students are taking Advance Placement, or AP, courses and exams at the highest levels in eight years, according to data released this month by the school district.

Business Administrator Paul Roth revealed the increase in AP activity at the Sept. 19 school board meeting.

The data states that 30% of CHS students took one or more AP courses in the 2015-2016 school year, a five percent increase over the previous year and the highest since 2008-2009 when just 23% took such courses.

He also indicated 24% of CHS students took one or more AP exams, the highest dating back to 2009-2010 when it was 18%. Also revealed was that 800 written AP exams were taken at CHS last year, the highest ever dating back to 2008-2009 when it was only 713. 

See the data charts HERE.

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