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High School earns College Board AP distinctions


Aledo High School recently learned that it earned two awards from the College Board for its strong Advanced Placement test results and for a commitment to equitable access to AP courses.

AHS earned a silver designation on the 2023 Advanced Placement School Honor Roll and was acknowledged as an AP Access award winner by the College Board.

Nearly 1,800 AP exams were given to 950 students at Aledo High School-Daniel Ninth Grade Campus in the 2022-2023 school year, and 64 percent of those tested earned a 3 or higher on their AP exams, which is required for college credit.

“We are honored that our work to encourage more students to take Advanced Placement courses/exams is yielding so much college credit for our students and that we are being recognized nationally for this accomplishment,” said Angie Wilkinson, Aledo ISD Director of Advanced Academic and CTE. “The work to support high levels of learning for all of our AP students begins with learner engagement by our fantastic AP teachers. These two awards are a very big deal and difficult to earn, and I am so proud of our students, staff and administration at Aledo High School because they all earned this together.”

The AP School Honor Roll recognizes schools whose AP programs are delivering results for students while broadening access. Schools can earn this 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.

Schools on the AP School Honor Roll may also earn the AP Access Award if the percentage of AP Exam takers who are underrepresented minority and/or low-income students mirrors the school's overall student demographics.

Aledo ISD has had a focus on expanding and adding to its advanced course offerings, adding three new AP courses and four new OnRamps courses over the last few years. The district has also participated in SAT School Day each of the last four years, offering the SAT test free of charge to junior-year students to take during a designated school day. Also, all AISD ninth- and 10th-grade students take the PSAT for free during a school day each fall.


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