Written by Daniel Offner Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:00
The Farmingdale Union Free School District was recently selected as one of 477 school districts across the U.S. and Canada, named to the 4th annual AP District honor roll. This year, only 27 districts in the state were selected to receive the distinction.
Honor Roll Districts are chosen by The College Board—a non-profit organization that strives for equity and excellence in education—based on a district’s ability to increase access to Advance Placement courses while simultaneously maintaining or improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams.
“The Farmingdale School District continues to offer a wide variety of innovative and challenging programs to our students, including college-level courses,” said Farmingdale Schools Superintendent John Lorentz. “We are extremely honored to be recognized by The
College Board, as this selection coincides with our goal to provide students with as many academic and extracurricular opportunities as possible.”
Districts selected for the AP District Honor Roll were picked based on data collected from 2011 to 2013, which shows an increased participation and access to Advance Placement courses; increased or stable percent of AP exams taken by minority students; and improved student scores from 2011 to 2013.
In recognition of this honor, the Farming–dale School District will receive a certificate of recognition and posters to display throughout all six schools in the district.