PELHAM, N.Y. -- The Pelham School District recently ranked among 477 other districts in the US and Canada on the fourth annual advanced placement district honor roll.
recognition marks the third consecutive year that Pelham made the Honor Roll. In addition to the Pelham Public Schools, Bedford and Blind Brook-Rye were also named from Westchester. Schools are chosen based on the increase in access to AP course work and for maintaining or showing an increase in the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams, according to the College Board.
Reaching the goals “indicates that these districts are successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit from rigorous AP course work," according to the College Board.
The annual profile of PMHS showed a steady increase in the percentage of 11th and 12th graders enrolled in AP courses in the last four years, with 40 percent of the two classes enrolled in the courses in 2010 compared with 57 percent in 2013, school officials said.
“I attribute this success to the hard work of our students and teachers,” said PMHS Principal Jeannine Clark in a release. “More of our students are enrolling in at least one Advanced Placement course prior to leaving PMHS. One of our goals is to make sure that all of our students are college or career ready by the time they graduate and enrolling in AP courses assures that students experience the necessary rigor to accomplish this goal.”