MHS receives top honors as AP Pacesetter
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield High School Advanced Placement (AP) program was recently recognized by the Wisconsin Advanced Placement Advisory Council as a 2018 Pacesetter with a Level 1 distinction for the 2017-18 school year. To obtain Level 1 distinction, 30 percent of the student body must take at least one AP exam and receive a passing grade for 70 percent of the exams taken.
“Marshfield High School has had a long history of academic excellence and our AP Program has been a major part of that foundation,” said Dan Dargenio, with the AP Coordinating Team. “About 15 years ago the AP Program started to build momentum with our students and in the community and has reached statewide recognition for its growth and longevity.
“Although we have received this award for the past several years it once again illustrates that the Marshfield School District remains dedicated to the academic success of student’s year in and year out and that a robust AP program is an integral part of the high school for students who are pursing post-secondary education.
“Last, but not least, this award shows that a large percentage of our student population is also financially benefiting from AP which saves Marshfield families almost $1.3 million every year in college costs from successful AP exam pass rates.”
Only 23 schools in the state have received this honor, 43 obtained Level 2, and 87 received Level 3.