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Richland 2 lauded for AP access, success

COLUMBIA – Richland County School District Two is one of only 3 school districts in the state to be named to the College Board’s 10th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for significant gains in student access and success in AP testing.

Only 250 districts in the United States and Canada were named to the list.

To be included, R2 had to, since 2017, increase the number of students participating in AP classes while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.

“Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP,” Dr. Baron R. Davis, Richland Two superintendent said. “Our responsibility is to give our students access to a high-quality, rigorous academic career. As a district, our focus is on consistently pushing the bar to give them the opportunity to find their pathways to purpose.”

Inclusion is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2017 to 2019, looking across 38 AP Exams, including world language and culture. To make the AP Honor Roll, districts must increase, improve and maintain AP participation and performance by certain percentages as well as achieve these outcomes among an AP student population in which 30 percent or more are underrepresented minority students and 30 percent or more are low-income students (those qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch).

Read more at The Independent Voice of Blythewood & Fairfield County