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Ohio Department of Education Presentation

Yolande Berger, Advancement Placement Coordinator for the Ohio Department of Education, presented Principal Ken Chaffin and Superintendent Ed O'Reilly with a Certificate of Recognition from the College Board at the January Board of Education meeting. The College Board recently named Grandview Heights City School District to its 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll. The College Board recognized 477 school districts in the United States and Canada for increasing access to college-level Advanced Placement (AP) courses while simultaneously maintaining or increasing student performance on AP exams.

Selection is based on meeting the following criteria:

Examination of three years of AP data (2011, 2012, and 2013) from all students who took AP Examinations in May of those year;

Achieving an 11 percent or greater increase in student participation in and/or access to Advance Placement courses (small school category);

Maintaining or improving performance levels when comparing the percentage of exams scoring 3+ in 2011 to 2013.

Grandview Heights High School has consistently increased opportunities for students to be involved in AP coursework and has maintained and/or improved the percentage of students who earn test scores of 3 or higher. "Additional time and great commitment are required by staff members who prepare for and teach these courses with increased rigor. This continues to be extremely important as competition for employment and college acceptance grows more challenging," said Ed O'Reilly, Superintendent of Schools.

Congratulations to the students and staff of Grandview Heights High School on this benchmark honor!