2013 AP District of the Year Honor Roll

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Almost every future homeowner that walks into my office has a list of “must haves.”  If having a family is an option for this future homeowner, great schools are a top priority on that “must have” list. All parents want the best for their children, and it is completely understandable why great schools are a main concern.

Northville, Michigan’s highly acclaimed schools is one of the many reasons why I enjoy selling homes in Northville, Michigan. With Northville Public Schools again making headlines for being named to the College Board’s 2013 AP District of the Year Honor Roll, I would like to share a more in depth spotlight on this highly desirable award.

2013 AP District of the Year Honor Roll

The College Board released the 2013 AP District of the Year Honor Roll that includes a list of 539 schools districts across the United States and Canada. This distinct recognition is awarded to school districts that have increased access to Advanced Placement® course work while increasing the percentage of students that earn scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. AP or Advance placement courses are courses that allow students to engage in college level courses and earn college credits.

In order to be included, the district must have completed 3 components.

  1. The district must increase participation or access to advance placement courses by 11% in small districts, 6% in medium districts, and 4% in large districts.
  2. Access to these advance placement courses must be available to all students. To ensure this, the percentage of Hispanic/Latino, African American, and American Indian/Alaska Native students who are taking advance placement exams cannot decrease by 10% or more in a small district and 5% or more in a large or medium district.
  3. Lastly, the school district is required to improve the students’ performance levels. This is measured by percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher on an AP exam compared to the previous scores unless the school district has already reached a performance level more that 70% of advance placement students who have scored 3 or higher.

As you can see, it is quite an impressive honor for a school district to make it on the list.

Who Put This List Together?

The College Board is the not-for-profit organization that put this honor roll together. According to the organization’s website,

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.”

Northville, Michigan is a highly desirable place to live and raise a family with great schools and beautiful homes. If you would like to start looking at homes in the Northville area, please give my office a call. I would love to help you find the home of your dreams.