College Board officials have announced that Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School has been selected for its national AP District Honor Roll.
Schools chosen for this honor are recognized for successfully offering advanced placement (AP) courses to a more diverse group of learners while simultaneously maintaining or improving students' scores on AP exams.
"We are thrilled to be selected for the College Board's AP District Honor Roll," said Principal Tracy Handerhan. "R-FH has a very special combination of students accepting the challenge of a rigorous curriculum plus a faculty providing tremendous academic support, and I am very pleased to see their efforts recognized."
To achieve AP District Honor Roll status, R-FH increased the number of students taking AP courses by 32 percent. In addition, the school successfully increased the percentage of students scoring a three or above on AP exams.
Currently, 628 students are enrolled in the eighteen AP course selections offered at R-FH. The school's most recent addition to the AP curriculum, AP English language and composition, attracted a record-high number of 70 students in 11th and 12th grade.
College Board is a not-for-profit national organization providing students with a path to college opportunities, including financial support and scholarships.
AP courses allow students to acquire the skills and study habits they need to succeed in college as well as compete more effectively for scholarships. At the completion of an AP course, students can earn college credit with a score of three or higher on the exam.