STONINGTON — The College Board has placed Stonington High School on the 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll. Stonington is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada to receive the distinction, which was announced Thursday.

Inclusion on the honor roll required the school to increase student participation in AP, or Advanced Placement, classes while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning a score of three or higher.

AP exams are scored on a scale of one to five, with five as the highest score and three as the minimum passing score, indicating a student is qualified to receive college credit for the course. To earn a place on the honor roll, the district was also required to increase or maintain the percentage of minority students taking the exam and increase or maintain the percentage of minority students earning a score of three or above. 

Founded in 1900, the College Board is a nonprofit based in New York City. The organization's programs in include exams such as the SAT, PSAT, and AP, among others.

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