The School District of Rhinelander has received a national award with placement on the third annual AP District Honor Roll.
The honor is for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement coursework while increasing percentage of students earning a minimum score of 3 on AP exams. The district is one of 539 in the US and Canada being honored.
The district offers 9 AP subjects at the high school including English, History, Government Politics, Calculus, Statistics, Chemistry, and Biology. Rhinelander High School had 218 students take AP classes. Of the 99 tests taken, 75 achieved a 3 or higher on the AP tests. Since 2010, the District has increased the number of students participating in AP classes/tests by 18%.
High School Principal David Ditzler says, “This is a heck of an accomplishment. Our students are actively participating in college-level discussions and enhanced coursework, and they are thriving.”
AP tests allow students who take the classes and score a 3 or better on the exam to receive course credit when they attend college. This can potentially save students and their families thousands of dollars in college tuition, and prepares students for college and their career.