LOS ANGELES (July 31, 2013) — An increasing number of students are rising to the challenge of rigorous coursework followed by exams that can help open doors to the most selective universities and payoff with college credits.
Nearly 18 percent of students in grades nine through 12 in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) signed up for Advanced Placement courses in biology, calculus, chemistry, English literature, foreign languages, government and history during the 2012-13 school year. That compares to barely 12 percent during the 2006-07 school year. Allowed to enroll in multiple courses, LAUSD students took more than 44,000 AP exams in May 2013 as compared to nearly 30,000 five years ago.
Notably, 13 schools increased the percentage of AP exams with a passing score and the number of AP exams taken in 2012-13. They are: Torres Hum/Art/Tech, Orthopedic Hospital Magnet; Mendez Learning Center Math/Science; Fremont Senior High; Cleveland Senior High; Bravo Medical Magnet; Roybal Learning Center and Polytechnic Senior High.
Contact: Tom Waldman (213) 241-6766