Milford HS named to AP Honor Roll

Congratulations to Milford High School, which is one of 539 schools nationally to be named to the AP Honor Roll by The College Board!  We received this honor for simultaneously increasing the number of students taking AP classes and also increasing the percentage of students receiving a 3 or better on the AP tests.

According to The College Board, “Achieving both of these goals is the ideal scenario for a district’s AP program because it indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit most from rigorous AP course work. More than 90 percent of colleges and universities across the U.S. offer college credit, advanced placement or both for a score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam — which can potentially save students and their families thousands of dollars in college tuition. “

Three years ago, Milford had 168 students taking AP classes; this year, we have 550 students enrolled in an AP class, and we will administer over 930 tests!  There are 240 students in AP Psychology alone.  For perspective, we have significantly more students taking AP classes than Mason, another top-performing school, which is larger than we are. When Tom Willson, who manages the AP process at the high school, attended a local meeting about AP, he explained our biggest problem was figuring out where to put all the students at testing time.  “We’ve got a good problem,” he says.

Milford is also proud to have 89 AP Scholars – students who have scored a 3 or higher on 3 or more tests.  In fact, last year’s Valedictorian, Alex Franke, was recognized by The College Board for scoring 4 or higher on 8 tests!

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