King Philip Regional High School was notified on Monday, November 12, 2012 that they have been selected for the 3rd Annual Advance Placement Honor Roll.
"We are proud of our students and staff for achieving this accomplishment," King Philip Principal Lisa Oliveira said in a press release.
A total of 539 school districts across the U.S. and Canada were chosen by the College Board for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement course work while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on Advanced Placement exams.
Since starting this year as principal, Oliveira has been a proponent of what she calls, “AP for All.” The idea is to make AP classes more accessible to those who may not normally take an AP course with the thinking that even if that student does not do well on the AP exam, the challenge alone will make them a better student.
In an attempt to help defray the costs of expanding access, the school applied to be a part of the Massachusetts Math and Science Initiative Grant. While the school was not selected for the grant, Oliveira praised the KP faculty for working diligently with very limited funding to achieve this recent recognition.