Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS CEO Dr. Janice K. Jackson released the following statement on Chicago Public Schools being named to the AP District Honor Roll for the sixth consecutive Year:
"Chicago’s students continue to shatter records and lead the nation in Advanced Placement participation and attainment, which means more CPS students are better prepared for college than ever before. From being the only school system to be named District of the Year more than once, to being the only large urban district to make the AP Honor Roll six years in a row, this achievement is a direct result of the hard work, progress, and success of our remarkable students, teachers, principals, and families.
"CPS is leading the country not just by increasing the number of students taking exams and earning credit, but also by ensuring that more students of color are taking and earning credit year-over-year. Working together as a city, Chicago has created the country’s first pre-K through 14 education continuum which is helping prepare the next generation of Chicagoans for a successful future by increasing access to quality education at every level.”
Achievements in Advanced Placement:
Chicago Public Schools was one of 373 school districts across the U.S. and Canada that achieved the rigorous growth and access qualifications for placement on the College Board’s annual AP District Honor Roll. Highlights of Chicago’s AP achievements include:
In order to qualify for the AP Honor Roll, districts must: