NASHOBA TECH EARNS RECOGNITION ON A.P. HONOR ROLL
WESTFORD — Nashoba Tech has achieved the status of AP District Honor Roll for expanding opportunities for students, and improving students’ performance, in Advanced Placement courses.
According to the website of the College Board, which oversees the AP District Honor Roll, the honor roll recognizes school districts across the U.S. and Canada for increasing AP access to students while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning AP exam scores of 3 or higher. AP District Honor Roll recipients are committed to expanding the availability of AP courses among prepared and motivated students of all backgrounds.
Assistant Principal Jeremy Slotnick, who oversees the AP program at Nashoba Tech, said earning a spot on the AP District Honor Roll is proof that the school is challenging those students who want to continue on to college after graduation. “While expanding AP opportunities for students, we’ve also increased the number of students with qualifying scores, so we’ve definitely grown in both quantity and quality", Slotnick said.
Nashoba Tech is the only vocational-technical district to make the AP District Honor Roll this year, and of the district’s eight member towns, only two other high schools, Chelmsford and Littleton, earned the distinction. “We are at the high end for vocational-technical schools as far as what we offer and the number of students taking AP classes", Slotnick said. Slotnick credited Nashoba Tech’s partnership with Mass Insight Education, a nonprofit group with a mission of transforming public schools into high-performing organizations and closing the achievement gap. Nashoba Tech is in the second year of a three-year partnership with Mass Insight.
The school currently offers AP courses in English Literature, English Language, U.S. History, Calculus, Computer Science, Government, Physics, and Biology. About 80 students will take 138 AP exams this spring.