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New Albany High School Named to Advanced Placement School Honor Roll

AP Icon NAHS recognized for student success in Advanced Placement program while broadening access.

New Albany High School recently received recognition from the College Board for our Advanced Placement Results earning a place on the AP School Honor Roll for the 2022-23 school year. New Albany High School achieved Gold Level Status on the AP Honor Roll as well as an AP Access Award for ensuring AP coursework is equally available to students no matter their backgrounds. Schools earn this award if the percentage of AP Exam takers who are underrepresented minority and/or low-income students mirrors the school's overall student demographics.

The AP School Honor Roll recognizes schools whose AP programs are delivering results for students while broadening access. Schools can earn this recognition annually based on criteria that reflect a commitment to increasing college-going culture, providing opportunities for students to earn college credit, and maximizing college readiness. The AP School Honor Roll offers four levels of distinction: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. 

The AP Honor Roll has three components

College Culture: 40% or more of the graduating cohort took at least 1 AP Exam during high school. NAPLS achieved Gold Level (2nd Highest Level), 70% of the class of 2023 experienced at least one AP Class; note- 80% is the threshold for Platinum 

College Credit: College Credit: 25% or more of the graduating cohort scored a 3 or higher on at least 1 AP Exam during high school. NAPLS achieved Platinum Level (Highest Level), at least 50% of the class of 2023 earned a score of 3 for college credit on at least one AP exam

College Optimization:  College Optimization: 2% or more of the graduating cohort took 5 or more AP Exams during high school. At least 1 of those exams was taken in 9th or 10th grade, so that students are spreading their AP experience across grades rather than feeling disproportionate pressure in any single year. NAPLS achieved Platinum Level (Highest Level), at least 15% of the class of 2023 took 5 or more AP classes across their high school years with at least one taken in 9th or 10th grade. 

Last year NAHS had the highest number of students to ever participate in AP Exams (661 students).

And now, this year, NAHS currently has 737 students eligible to register for participation in 1486 AP exams illustrating even more students than last year.

Research shows that students who take AP courses and exams are more likely to attend college and graduate on time. The students who enter four-year colleges with credit from AP accelerate their path to graduation and build confidence for college success. And even for those who don’t earn college credit, AP coursework provides early exposure to college-level work and contributes to a college-going school culture.

​​College Board’s Advanced Placement Program enables students to pursue college-level studies—with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both—while still in high school.  NAHS currently offers 23 AP courses in multiple subjects.  Each AP course culminates in a challenging exam and teaches students to think critically, construct solid arguments, and see many sides of an issue—skills that prepare them for college and beyond. Taking AP courses demonstrates to college admissions officers that students have sought the most challenging curriculum available to them, and research indicates that students who score a 3 or higher on an AP Exam typically experience greater academic success in college and are more likely to earn a college degree than non-AP students. 

AP tests results in certain subjects are also included as part of our Local Report Card in the Performance Index or Achievement category. AP Tests in Science and Social Studies such as AP Biology, AP Government, and AP US History are substituted in place of the End of Course Exam for these subject areas and student performance is weighted.  For example, a score of a 3 on an AP Exam which is awarded an Accomplished Level rating within the performance index calculation on Ohio’s Local Report Card. 

NAHS is fortunate that the school currently offers 23 AP courses including courses in mathematics, english, science, history, art, music, world languages, and computer science. Most four-year colleges and universities in the United States—as well as many institutions in more than 100 other countries—grant students credit, placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam scores.  In addition, NAHS offers a wide variety of College Credit Plus offerings and has partnerships with Columbus State Community College, Franklin University, Kenyon College, and Wright State University. Credits earned through College Credit Plus are transferable to many public and private institutions in the State of Ohio and some out of state as well. Students have a wide range of options depending on their future plans.

These are the AP courses currently offered at NAHS. 

  • 3D Art and Design

  • Biology

  • Calculus AB

  • Calculus BC

  • Chemistry

  • Chinese Language and Culture

  • Computer Science A

  • Drawing

  • English 11 - Language

  • English 12 - Literature

  • Environmental Science

  • European History

  • French Language and Culture

  • Microeconomics

  • Music Theory

  • Physics 1

  • Physics 2

  • Pre-Calculus

  • Psychology

  • Spanish Language and Culture

  • Statistics

  • United States Government and Politics

  • United States History