Grow on AP Exams
Figures released by the College Board to the Stark Education
Partnership this week show 61% (1,538 exams) at 3+ as a new record for the county,
also placing Stark above the national average of 58.9% for AP exams achieving that grade.
That score is important because 90% of the nation's colleges
and universities have policies granting students college credit, placement, or
both, for scores of 3 or higher. For students in Stark County who scored in
this range that can represent a potential tuition savings of as high as $1,831,000
combined at an Ohio university like Kent State, one of the three top schools where AP
scores are sent.
Jackson Local led Stark County with 339 students taking AP
courses in 2009, followed by North Canton City with 323, and the Canton City
Schools with 161 students.