LPS recognized for Advanced Placement program growth
Logo for the AP District Honor Roll

Livonia Public Schools is proud to announce that the district has been placed on the AP District Honor Roll, a distinguished honor shared by just 23 other school districts in Michigan and 433 throughout the United States and Canada.

To be included on the 7th Annual Honor Roll, districts had to, since 2014, increase the number of students participating in Advanced Placement courses while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP exam scores of 3 or higher.

“This is a significant achievement, once again, for Livonia Public Schools and helps validate that our schools are successfully preparing students for their post-secondary pursuits,” said Livonia Public Schools Superintendent Andrea Oquist. “We are proud of all of our program offerings here in Livonia Schools, and are honored to be added to this distinguished AP Honor Roll. Our staff and students work very hard and they deserve this special recognition.”

Livonia Public Schools’ three high schools offer an array of Advanced Placement courses in math, science, social studies, world languages and English Language Arts for students who demonstrate exceptional comprehension and computation skills throughout elementary and middle school. After taking an AP course in high school, students take the AP exam for the opportunity to “test out” of first-year college courses in that subject area. The AP exam scores directly translate into college credits for the high school student to utilize upon college admittance.

State Superintendent Brian Whiston said the districts on this list are, “successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.”

“In our goal to make Michigan a Top 10 education state in 10 years, we need to promote greater access to AP opportunities for all students,” Whiston said, noting that AP credits, along with dual enrollment programs, early middle colleges and career/technical education help achieve that goal.

According to the College Board, in 2016, more than 4,000 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, or both, and/or consideration in the admission process.

“Congratulations to all the teachers and administrators in this district who have worked so tirelessly to both expand access to AP and also to help students succeed on the AP exams,” said Trevor Packer, the College Board’s head of AP and Instruction. “These teachers and administrators are delivering real opportunity in their schools and classrooms, and students are rising to the challenge.”

Inclusion on the 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2014 to 2016, looking across 37 AP Exams, including world language and culture. Other area districts to be included on the AP Honor Roll are Bloomfield Hills, Plymouth-Canton and Rochester school districts.