Deer Park Named to AP District Honor Roll

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Deer Park has been named for the first time to the fifth annual AP District Honor Roll, a list that recognized 547 districts across the U.S. and Canada for increasing access to Advanced Placement courses while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.

According to the College Board, reaching these goals indicates that districts such as Deer Park have been successful in identifying motivated, academically prepared students who will likely benefit from rigorous AP course work. Inclusion on this year’s AP District Honor Roll was based on examination of AP data from 2012 through 2014.

“College and career readiness is something we take very seriously at Deer Park,” said Kimberly Skillen, the district administrator for secondary curriculum and instruction. “We strive to create and offer a rigorous program for students that will prepare them for life after Deer Park. Over the past several years, we have worked to expand our AP and college offerings in addition to offering  preparatory course work that challenges students and assists them with reaching their fullest potential and meeting with success in an AP program. I think that our placement on this Honor Roll is a reflection of the hard work of our students, teachers and administrators.”