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Randolph Celebrate 2020 Advanced Placement Success


According to the National Center for Educational Accountability, an AP exam score of a 3 or higher is a strong predictor of a student’s ability to persist in college and earn a bachelor’s degree. Randolph has supported the growth of our advanced placement curriculum for more than a decade and recognizes the role that AP courses can have on college and postgraduate readiness. Despite the circumstances that could have deterred success, Randolph High School students had an extraordinary passage rate of 94% on this year’s AP exams. For the past 5 years in a row, at least 88% of our students have scored a 3 or higher on their exams.


Last year was a historic year for Randolph, and this year our students surpassed what was accomplished in 2019. An AP Scholar of Distinction Award was granted to 184 students. In addition, 15 students were named National AP Scholars and 10 students received an AP Capstone Diploma.


“Randolph is a comprehensive district that offers a myriad of programs to support and challenge all learners. Our Advanced Placement program is designed to help introduce and prepare students to college-level work while still in high school. Randolph offers roughly thirty Advanced Placement courses in the arts, STEM, world languages, and humanities. We were also one of the first school districts in the state to offer the innovative and interdisciplinary AP Capstone Program. Every year our students and teachers continue to amaze. This year was no different. In a time of great uncertainty, our Randolph family rose to the challenge of taking Advanced Placement exams in a virtual environment. This demonstrates the commitment of our students and the excellence of our faculty. We are so proud of our students for what they accomplished.”


- Jonathan Olsen, Director of Secondary Education