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MISD High Schools Earn Gold, Silver and Additional Special Recognition on 2023 AP® School Honor Roll

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Shane Mauldin|
Monday, December 11, 2023

McKinney, Texas – All three McKinney ISD high schools have earned 2023 AP® (Advanced Placement®) School Honor Roll recognition from College Board.

The AP School Honor Roll, introduced in October by College Board, recognizes schools whose AP programs are delivering results for students while broadening access. Schools can earn recognition annually based on criteria that reflect a commitment to increasing college-going culture, providing opportunities for students to earn college credit and maximizing college readiness.

The AP School Honor Roll, which replaces the previous AP District Honor Roll recognition program, offers recognition across four levels of distinction: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Schools on the Honor Roll may also earn the AP Access Award by “demonstrating a clear and effective commitment to equitable access to advanced coursework.”

    • McKinney Boyd High School: Gold Award and Access Award
    • McKinney High School: Silver Award
    • McKinney North High School: Silver Award

“This is such a phenomenal accomplishment for our district!” said Dr. Javetta Jones-Roberson, MISD
Coordinator of Secondary GT and AP. “We are so proud of all our amazing AP teachers and leaders of our high schools who are broadening access and opportunity for each McKinney ISD student in Advanced Placement.”

According to data released by College Board, of the 4,750 schools eligible to receive an award, MHS and North were among only 9 percent of schools that earned Silver, and Boyd was among only 6 percent that received Gold level AP recognition.

At the state level, the numbers were similar in Texas, with only 8 percent of the 1,196 eligible Texas schools earning Silver and only 7 percent earning Gold.

AP courses enable students to complete college-level studies and prepare for AP exams that offer the opportunity to receive college credit/placement for qualifying exam scores. AP courses encourage critical and creative thought, fine-tune analytical skills, enhance reasoning abilities and serve as an academic bridge to help smooth the transition for students from high school to college.

The AP program in McKinney ISD is an inclusive program, providing broad access to participation in AP courses. A student in MISD may enroll in an AP class as long as the prerequisite courses (e.g., English II before English III) have been successfully completed, and the student is willing to accept the time and learning requirements of a college-level class. Successful completion of each AP course requires approximately six hours of individual study time per week.

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