Return to Headlines

AP Honor Roll

The Barrington 220 School District is one of just 250 school districts in the U.S. and Canada to earn a spot on the College Board’s 10th Annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll. This is the 5th time in the past seven years Barrington 220 has made the list.

To be included on the Honor Roll, Barrington 220 had to, since 2017, increase the number of students participating in AP courses, while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals shows that Barrington 220 is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.

During the 2018-2019 school year, 1,089 Barrington High School juniors and seniors completed at least one Advanced Placement Course and many students enrolled in more than one AP course. Approximately 73% of the juniors and seniors were enrolled in AP courses.

Students enrolled in AP courses who choose to take the AP test toward the end of the school year can earn college credit while still in high school, by obtaining a score of 3 or higher on the test.

Of the 751 juniors and seniors that participated in AP testing during the 2018-19 school year, 697 (92%) earned college credit from one or more AP tests.

“This honor is a recognition of efforts made by our teachers and community to provide a rigorous and high quality education to all Barrington 220 students,” said BHS Principal Steve McWilliams. “Our focus is to prepare all students to successfully transition from Barrington 220 to their next phase of life; whether that next step is college or a career path. Successful completion of an AP course is one of many indicators of college and career readiness.”