By Celeste Johnston, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
The Steilacoom Historical School District is pleased to announce that the district has been recognized by the College Board as part of the 2013 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll. The District is one of 477 school districts nationwide honored with this distinction. Steilacoom High School has earned this recognition two years in a row for increasing access to AP coursework while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams.
Through the advanced placement program, students from across the nation participate in college-level coursework in high schools. Students taking advanced placement classes are eligible for college credit if they take and pass the end-of-course Advanced Placement Exam with a score of 3 or higher.
The honor roll is compiled by the College Board to recognize school districts that expand access to Advanced Placement curriculum and help maintain or improve the percent of students that earn college credit.
Courses offered at Steilacoom High School include Spanish Language, United States Government and Politics, United States History, European History, Psychology, Calculus, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, English Literature and Composition, and English Language and Composition. The School District serves students living in Steilacoom, DuPont, Anderson Island plus portions of Lakewood and unincorporated Pierce County.
The College Board states, “We applaud the extraordinary efforts of the devoted teachers and administrators in this district who are offering more students the opportunity to engage in rigorous college-level coursework.”