As detailed in the sixth annual AP (Advanced Placement) District Honor Roll, Red Bank Regional High School was named as one of only 425 school districts in the U.S. and Canada honored by the College Board for increasing access to AP course work, while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.
Reaching these goals indicates that a district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP. To be included on the Honor Roll, RBR had to increase the number of students participating in AP, while also increasing or maintaining the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher since 2013.
Red Bank Regional was one of only 36 schools in New Jersey that earned this distinction, and one of two high schools in Monmouth County, the other being Manasquan School District.
According to RBR Guidance Director Dawn Kaszuba, “The RBR community’s commitment to rigor, opportunity and support at all levels makes such achievements possible. I could not be more proud of what our students have been able to achieve as a result of their own determination and motivation as well as the focused efforts of their teachers, school counselors and families.”
Principal Risa Clay adds, “It is through our school’s continued commitment to student success and expanded access to course offerings that we earned this wonderful accolade. We offer extraordinary supports including but not limited to teacher accessibility, tutoring, both peer and staff, and AVID. We applaud our staff for their courage to step away from traditional approaches and perspectives and for having the courage to forego a purely numeric approach thus allowing students to realize their aspirations.”
In 2015, more than 3,800 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, and/or consideration in the admission process, with many colleges and universities in the United States offering credit in one or more subjects for qualifying AP scores. When the criteria have been achieved among an AP student population in which 30 percent or more are underrepresented minority students (black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native) and/or 30 percent or more are low–income students (students who qualify for free or reduced–price lunch), a symbol has been affixed to the district name to highlight this work.
The complete Sixth Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found online here.