College Board places Caz on AP District Honor Roll

— The Cazenovia Central School District was recently named as one of 32 school districts across New York state to be placed on the AP District Honor Roll by the College Board.

The district earned the distinction for simultaneously expanding student access to Advanced Placement courses and increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3.0 or higher on AP exams. Last year, Cazenovia High School had 136 students enroll in AP courses and take a total of 243 exams.

“As a school, our average scores are consistently higher than the New York state and global averages,” said Cazenovia High School Principal Eric Schnabl. “Last year, 80 percent of our total AP students scored a 3.0 or better, compared to 68 percent in New York and 61 overall.”

A total of 539 school districts across 44 states in the U. S. and six Canadian provinces achieved honor roll status.

Cazenovia earned the honor by adding three new AP courses in the past two years: AP U.S. Government and Politics and AP World History last year and AP Studio Art this year. Cazenovia High School also offers AP courses in biology, calculus, chemistry, English language and composition, English literature and composition, physics and U.S. history.

As of last year, Cazenovia boasted:

—11 AP Scholars, with a 3.0 or higher on three of more AP exams taken (average 3.17 out of 5);

—11 AP Scholars with Honors, with a 3.25 or higher on all AP exams taken (average 3.7 out of 5); and

—12 AP Scholars with Distinction, with an average of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken (average 4.17 out of 5).

“This achievement is the culmination of countless hours of hard work on the part of our teachers and students. They’ve given us all something to be proud of,” said CCSD Superintendent Robert S. Dubik.

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