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Nazareth Area School District Again Named to AP Honor Roll

For the second time in as many years, Nazareth Area School District was named to the AP Honor Roll; NASD is the only district in the Lehigh Valley to receive the distinction.

Honor students and Advanced Placement teachers in the Nazareth Area School District did it again. High school Principal Alan Davis announced this week the district has been named to the 3rd Annual AP Honor Roll.

A record 539 public school districts in the U.S. and Canada received the recognition, according to www.collegeboard.org.

The award is given to districts that increase the number of students taking the college-level classes while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students achieving a 3 or higher out of a possible 5 on AP exams.

Nazareth is the only district in the Lehigh Valley to make the Honor Roll.

The students and teachers who helped the district achieve this honor will be recognized at the Dec. 10 meeting of the Nazareth Area School Board.

When the district was named in 2011 to the 2nd Annual AP Honor Roll, Davis listed the district's advanced placement successes.

“Since 2009, the Nazareth Area School District increased the number of students' participation in AP from 103 to 143, while increasing the percentage of AP students earning a 3 or higher from 83 percent in 2009 to 84 percent in 2011,” Davis said.

In 2011, the scores indicated that 20 Nazareth students were named AP Scholars, eight were named AP Scholars with Honor and 12 were named AP Scholars with Distinction, he said.

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