DeSoto Parish Schools continue upward trajectory with AP coursework

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The DeSoto Parish School System continues showing improvement in Advanced Placement coursework.

With the Louisiana Department of Education’s recently released AP results, DeSoto continues its upward trajectory in these college level classes.

In DeSoto, 23.1 percent of all exams given at high schools earned a 3 or higher score, which is the level required for college credit.

This score also indicates mastery of this college-level content. DeSoto’s percentage is up 6.1 points from the previous year’s results.

Some DeSoto students take multiple AP courses. In all, 23.7 percent of DeSoto students, who took exams in May of 2017, earned a 3 or higher score; up 3.8 points from the previous year.

Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley said, “This growth is the product of increased awareness of our advanced programming, continuous improvement from our talented educators, and students willing to take short-term challenges for long-term academic gains. Once again, we set a target and our team met the standards for our students and communities.”

DeSoto offers AP courses at all four of our high school sites. Last school year, AP coursework were offered in all core content areas: English, math, science and social studies.

For the 2017-2018 school year, multiple schools will be adding a computer science AP offering as well. AP courses give DeSoto students an excellent opportunity to gradually ease into the college experience while in high school.

The DeSoto Parish School System has been twice named to the AP National Honor Roll, a distinction given to less than 500 school systems in North America.

Relatedly, the DeSoto Parish cohort graduation rate stands at 94.2 percent, up from the 70’s just five years ago.

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