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NICOLET NAMED ONE OF THE NATION’S TOP ADVANCED PLACEMENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS

The Nicolet School District was recognized recently as one of the top Advanced Placement districts in the nation.

The Nicolet School District was recognized recently by the College Board as one of the top Advanced Placement (AP) districts in the nation and placed on the College Board’s 3rd Annual AP District Honor Roll. 

Nicolet was one of only 6 districts in Southeastern Wisconsin, one of only 26 districts in Wisconsin, and one of 539 districts nationwide that achieved honor roll status.

This distinction goes to districts that simultaneously opened AP classrooms to a significantly broader pool of students while maintaining or improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams over the last three years. From 2010 to 2012, Nicolet increased the number of students participating in AP from 252 to 314 and improved the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher from 75 percent to 87 percent.

More than 90 percent of U.S. colleges and universities 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.  

Inclusion on the College Board’s 3rd Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data from 2010 to 2012 for the following criteria:

1) Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts and at least 11 percent in small districts.

2) Ensure that the percentage of African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students taking AP Exams did not decrease by more than 5 percent for large and medium districts or by more than 10 percent for small districts.

3) Improve performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2012 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2010, unless the district has already attained a performance level in which more than 70 percent of the AP students are scoring a 3 or higher. 

Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.

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