AP Honor Roll

AP Honor Roll1
The district is proud to announce that is has been chosen as one of 433 school districts in the U.S. and Canada to be honored with placement on the seventh annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll.

This honor was bestowed upon a selected number of school districts that had, since 2014, increased 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 the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the challenging AP course load.

“Due to the robust curriculum and wonderful teaching staff here, our students are able to flourish academically,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Vincent Butera. “This recognition reflects our belief that all students should be afforded access to the most rigorous courses of study available, and the results also speak to what is possible when you believe in students and support them in their academic pursuits. Everyone associated with the Bayport-Blue community should take great pride in this recognition.”

As of the last school year, nearly 300 Bayport-Blue Point High School students were enrolled within at least one AP course and district students have historically achieved much success within these courses. Notably, each year multiple Bayport-Blue Point High School students are recognized for attaining high performance scores on AP exams and earn coveted honors from the College Board. These awards have included such titles as AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor, AP Scholar with Distinction and National AP Scholar Award; each of which is based on the number of exams a student takes and their related scores on the courses’ exams.

“I am proud of the hard work of our students and their teachers, as this recognition speaks to the support and quality of instruction our students are exposed to at Bayport-Blue Point High School,” said Principal Dr. Gaurav Passi. “The primary goal of our high school is to prepare or students to be successful adults – a responsibility that we take very seriously – and deeply believe that students who want to challenge themselves in college level courses should be afforded the opportunity to do so. Across the board, our students are working to achieve higher personal expectations than ever before while exploring topics of interest through our varied academic offerings.”
    
To date, the district offers 19 Advanced Placement programs; a growth of nearly 46 percent since 2013 when the district offered 13 courses. In 2015-2016, 282 students challenged college level courses and sat for 532 AP exams. Both represent a steady increase from 2013-14 when the district had 174 students sit for 327 exams.