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Hamilton High School named to Advanced Placement School Honor Roll

Hamilton High School is recognized for doing outstanding work to welcome more students into Advanced Placement (AP) courses and supporting them on the path to college success. Hamilton has earned a Silver distinction on the 2023 AP School Honor Roll. The Honor Roll metrics account for criteria in three categories: College Culture, College Credit and College Optimization – of which Hamilton received the distinction of Silver, Gold and Gold respectively.

“Of the three areas on which schools are scored for the AP School Honor Roll, the one that stands out to me is the “College Credit” category,” commented Hamilton High School Principal Rebecca Newcomer. “This category emphasizes the high percentage of our students who earn college credit and lets us know that when students enroll in an AP course at Hamilton, our teachers are highly qualified to prepare students to pass the tests with a 3 or higher. That is what saves students money in college and gives them a competitive edge when they move on to post secondary.”

Hamilton administered 832 AP exams during the 2022-23 school year with 672 having scores of 3 or higher. More than 48% of students in Hamilton High School’s 2023 graduating class earned a 3 or higher on an AP exam at some point during their high school career.