District honored for providing teens with AP opportunities

Staff Writer

The College Board has honored the Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD) with placement on the fifth annual AP District Honor Roll and highlighted the district’s commitment to providing opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds.

Placement on the annual AP District Honor Roll is given to districts that offer students increased access to advanced placement (AP) course work while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning a score of 3 or higher on AP exams.

Reaching these goals indicates the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of advanced placement, according to a press release from by the district.

The district is one of 547 school districts in the United States and Canada to be recognized. This is the district’s fourth time making the list.

“It is an honor to once again be named to the annual AP District Honor Roll,” Superintendent of Schools Charles Sampson said. “Making the honor roll four out of five years is a major achievement, and the credit goes to our staff members who nurture and encourage our students to fulfill their potential by taking advanced classes.”

District administrators said they are committed to expanding the availability of AP courses among prepared and motivated students of all backgrounds.

Trevor Packer, the College Board’s senior vice president of AP and instruction, commended the district on the recognition.

“The devoted teachers and administrators in this district are delivering an undeniable benefit to their students: opportunity,” Packer said. “When coupled with a student’s hard work, such opportunities can have myriad outcomes, whether building confidence, learning to craft effective arguments, earning credit for college, or persisting to graduate from college on time. We applaud your conviction that a more diverse population of students is ready for the sort of rigor that will prepare them for success in college.”

On its website, collegeboard.org, the College Board states that it is a mission-driven nonprofit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. The organization states that it is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.

The organization states that it helps more than 7 million students each year to prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement program.