Steamboat Springs High School Named to Advanced Placement School Honor Roll
Steamboat Springs High School recognized for student success in Advanced Placement program while broadening access
Steamboat Springs, Colo. – College Board announced that Steamboat Springs High School (SSHS) has been named to the Advanced Placement® Program (AP®) School Honor Roll, earning the Silver distinction.
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.
At SSHS, at least 42% of seniors take at least one AP class during high school, with 73% of seniors scoring a three or higher on at least one AP exam. Additionally, 26% of seniors took five or more AP exams. SSHS offers 18 AP courses with 29 total sections taught by 17 teachers.
“We are thrilled to receive this distinguished recognition,” said Jay Hamric, principal of SSHS. “I would like to thank the teachers who work so hard to help our students succeed in these courses, and to our students’ commitment to academic excellence. College and career readiness is a top priority at SSHS, and we will continue to strive to provide an abundance of opportunities for all students.
“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.”
College Board’s Advanced Placement® Program (AP®) enables students to pursue college-level studies—with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both—while still in high school. Through AP courses in 38 subjects, each culminating in a challenging exam, students learn to think critically, construct solid arguments, and see many sides of an issue—skills that prepare them for college and beyond.
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