Passaic Valley Makes 10th Annual District Honor Roll
Kassidy Fraser '22
13 February 2020
Recently, Passaic Valley was recognized by College Board for their students' high performance on the Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Passaic Valley is among just 21 high schools in New Jersey and 800 across America and Canada to make the AP District Honor Roll and receive this acknowledgement.
Passaic Valley is recognized for increased participation and score percentages on the AP exams since 2018. Over the last couple of years, Passaic Valley has made a commitment to increase participation of qualified students in AP classes. The teachers of these high level courses do everything they can do to prepare students for these exams and that is shown in the successful scores.
“This honor speaks highly of our teachers' expertise and their ability to present the subject matter to our students in a way that encourages in-depth analysis of very complex information,” Guidance Counselor Mr. William Pantale said.
These AP courses are not only great for college prep, but they also give students the opportunity to earn college credit. Students, who score high enough on their AP exams, can carry over credit in the related subjects to their college or university, should the institution accept the credits. The cost per AP exam is $80. To relieve some of the monetary burden, Passaic Valley and the Board of Education have established the PV Reimbursement Incentive Program. They believe the cost of the exam should not impede a qualified student from experiencing all the benefits of an AP course. This means students can earn back the exam fee, while still receiving the college credit as long as they have a score of three or higher.