According to the Virginia Department of Education in their press release dated February 6th, nearly three out of every 10 of Virginia’s 2018 public high school graduates demonstrated college-level achievement on at least one Advanced Placement examination, according to data released today by the College Board, the nonprofit organization that manages the AP program.
The College Board reported that 28.5 percent of the commonwealth’s 2018 graduating seniors earned a score of three or higher on at least one AP test. Nationwide, 23.5 percent of graduating seniors achieved scores of three or higher. The commonwealth ranked eighth in the nation in AP performance.
The MLWGS Class of 2018 had 180 graduates.
Congratulations to the MLWGS Dragons for their extraordinary achievement! Congratulations are also in order to our outstanding faculty and counselor leaders who make results like this possible for their students.
Although colleges and universities set their own policies for awarding credit, a score of three or higher on an AP test is generally accepted as indicative of college-level work. The College Board estimates that in the aggregate, Virginia students in the class of 2018 earned more than 313,000 college credits by passing AP exams and potentially saved more than $140 million in tuition.
The 10 most popular AP courses among Virginia’s 2018 graduating seniors were — in descending order — English Language and Composition, U.S. History, U.S. Government and Politics, Psychology, World History, English Literature and Composition, Calculus AB, Biology, Statistics and Environmental Science.