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Jan 31, 2017

RFH Placed on College Board’s Seventh Annual AP District Honor Roll

Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) is one of 433 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the Seventh Annual AP® District Honor Roll. To be included on the honor roll, RFH had to, since 2014, increase the number of students participating in Advanced Placement courses while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Rumson-Fair Haven Regional is steadfast in its commitment to providing students with an array of AP courses that pique intellectual curiosity and provide the very best preparation for post-secondary studies.

“Congratulations to all the teachers and administrators in this district who have worked so tirelessly to both expand access to AP and also to help students succeed on the AP Exams,” said Trevor Packer, the College Board’s head of AP and Instruction. “These teachers and administrators are delivering real opportunity in their schools and classrooms, and students are rising to the challenge.”

Helping more students learn at a higher level and earn higher AP scores is an objective of all members of the AP community, from AP teachers to district and school administrators to college professors. Many districts are experimenting with initiatives and strategies to see how they can expand access and improve student performance at the same time. In 2016, more than 4,000 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, or both, and/or consideration in the admission process. Inclusion on the Seventh Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2014 to 2016, looking across 37 AP Exams, including world language and culture. Criteria included:

 Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4% in large districts, at least 6 % in medium districts, and at least 11% in small districts;

 Improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the 2016 percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher to the 2014 percentage, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70% of its AP students earn a 3 or higher.

More distinctions earned by RFH students included:

134 AP Scholars – a 53% increase from 2015’s 52 AP Scholars – scored 3+ on three or more AP exams

26 AP Scholars w/ Honor – scored 3+ on four or more exams, avg. 3.25

48 AP Scholars w/ Distinction – scored 3+ on five or more exams, avg. 3.5+

8 National AP Scholars – average 4+ on eight or more exams

For additional information, please contact Seth Herman at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School at (732) 842-1597, ext. 275 or