November 17, 2014
The following news release is shared on behalf of Bartlett High School. For more information, contact Assistant Principal Sean Prince at (907) 742-1814.
Bartlett High School Nearly Doubles the Number of Students Successfully Completing Advanced Placement Tests
From 2010 to 2014, Bartlett High School showed a 91 percent increase in the number of students with Advanced Placement (AP) test scores of a 3 or higher. This accounts for one-fifth of the total increase statewide in that same timeframe.
2010: In Alaska, there were 1,742 students with AP test scores of a 3 or higher. At Bartlett, 23 students scored a 3 or higher on AP exams.
2014: In Alaska, there were 1,841 students with AP scores of a 3 or higher. At Bartlett, 44 students scored a 3 or higher on AP exams.
“Bartlett High School has always been focused on academics and in recent years the faculty, staff and students have possessed a zest for learning that is pushing us to new heights," said Bartlett Assistant Principal Sean Prince, “Our teachers are taking the time to attend AP training courses to learn how to better prepare the students for the curriculum, and our students’ gains are the results.”
AP courses establish a college-level standard in secondary schools. These courses expose college-bound students to similar homework and habits that are essential for success at our nation’s best colleges and universities.
Students who take AP exams receive a 1-5 score, those who score a 3 or higher typically experience greater academic success based on The College Board research. AP courses are typically the most rigorous curriculum offered in secondary schools and are designated on students' transcripts. AP is widely used for college credit and placement, thus it attracts motivated students eager to double major or engage in deeper, upper division courses in college. More than 5,000 college faculty members develop and score the AP exams, ensuring college-level standards.
More than 122,000 AP teachers nationwide are authorized to teach AP courses. Bartlett has 13 AP teachers. “We expect great things from our AP students and we are proud of their commitment," said Bartlett High School Principal Dan Gallego, “The growing success of the program is a testament to Bartlett staff’s strong encouragement of students to achieve at their highest levels."
For more information regarding the AP program at Bartlett High School, contact Assistant Principal Sean Prince at 742-1814.
Bartlett seniors were recognized by the National Math and Science Institute this year for receiving an AP exam score of 3 or higher. Also pictured are Bobette Ray, National Math and Science Program Manager (far left) and Assistant Principal Sean Prince (far right).