Posted Date: 10/13/2023
The College Board announced last week that Orange High School has earned Silver recognition on the 2023 Advanced Placement Program School Honor Roll. 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.
“AP Honor Roll recognition is a significant achievement for Orange High School,” said Mr. James Hogue, principal of Orange High School. “It speaks to the tradition of excellence in education through the hard work and dedication of our students, teachers, and staff along with the strong support of our families.”
A total of 101 OHS seniors earned AP Scholars recognition including 28 AP Scholars, 17 AP Scholars with Honors, and 56 AP Scholars with Distinction. Orange High School offers 24 Advanced Placement courses. In 2023, 220 OHS students took 486 AP exams and 87% earned a college credit score of 3 or higher.
“AP represents an opportunity for students to stand out to colleges, earn college credit and placement, and potentially boost their grade point averages,” said Trevor Packer, head of the AP program. “The schools have shown that they can expand access to these college-level courses and still drive high performance – they represent the best of our AP program.”