Hamilton receives state AP Pacesetter award

The Wisconsin Advanced Placement Advisory Council (WAPAC) recognized Hamilton High School as a Level II 2018 Advanced Placement (AP) Pacesetter School for impressive student AP access and exam scores.HHS-sign-Home-Of-Chargers

Schools are recognized at three levels based on the following criteria:

  • Level I – 30% or more of all student participation in at least one AP exam and 70% or more earning scores of 3 or above on the exams.
  • Level II – 20% or more of all student participation in at least one AP exam and 65% or more earning scores of 3 or above on the exams.
  • Level III – 10% or more of all student participation in at least one AP exam and 60% or more earning scores of 3 or above on the exams.

Hamilton Principal Candis Mongan credited staff members and students for the school’s success.

“We are proud of our high Advanced Placement pass rate,” said Hamilton Principal Candis Mongan. “I commend Hamilton teachers for their lesson design, rigor in the classroom and purposeful professional development.”

“Students need to be acknowledged for their willingness to extend their learning beyond the classroom,” Mongan added. “Our goal remains to increase the number of students challenging themselves to take rigorous Advanced Placement coursework.”

The Pacesetter awards are unique to Wisconsin. WAPAC is comprised of Wisconsin secondary and collegiate educators that are dedicated to expanding access to AP coursework and rigorous learning for all students.