Monday, November 26, 2012

WHS makes the "AP" District Honor Roll


Waldwick High School is one of 539 high schools nationwide and in Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 3rd Annual AP District Honor Roll for increasing Advanced Placement (AP) course work while also 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 that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit most from rigorous course work.  Only five Bergen County high schools received this prestigious honor this school year.
 
Inclusion on the 3rd Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of data from 2010 to 2012.  To be included, performance levels had to improve from 2010 to 2012.  Last spring, 78.4% of the students who took AP courses at Waldwick High School achieved a grade of 3 or higher, qualifying them for credit at the college level.



“I am very proud of the teachers of AP courses, our students, and the high school administration.  This is a great honor and it is wonderful that the efforts of the district in raising expectations for student achievement have been recognized.” 

Waldwick Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Patricia M. Raupers

The president of the College Board, David Coleman stated: 

“We applaud the extraordinary efforts of the devoted teachers and administrators in this district, who are fostering rigorous work worth doing.  These educators have not only expanded student access to AP course work, but they have enabled more of their students to achieve on the college level – which is helping to create a strong college-going culture.”

Dr. Raupers and the members of the Board of Education honored the teachers of AP courses at the Board of Education meeting on November 19th.

Ms. Baskin, Literature and Composition
Ms. Kish, Language and Composition
Mr. Nochese, Modern European History
Mr. Opderbeck, Economics
Ms. Orlak, United States History II
Mr. Puglise, Physics
Mr. Rolling, Biology
Ms. Ruch, Studio Art
Ms. Sacci, Calculus
Ms. Wolf, Psychology
I could not be me more proud of the AP students and AP teachers for all their hard work and dedication.  Each and everyday they "Make it Happen" at Waldwick High School.  

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