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LTHS named to Advanced Placement School Honor Roll

The College Board has announced that Lake Travis High School has been named to the Advanced Placement® Program (AP) School Honor Roll, earning Gold distinction.

The AP School Honor Roll recognizes schools whose AP programs are delivering results for students while broadening access. Schools can earn this recognition annually based on criteria that reflect a commitment to increasing college-going culture, providing opportunities for students to earn college credit, and maximizing college readiness.

At Lake Travis, 65% of seniors took at least one AP exam during high school, 52% of seniors scored a three or higher on at least one AP exam, and 21% of seniors took five or more AP exams:

  • Number of AP Courses Offered - 32 in 2022-2023; 34 in 2023-2024
  • Sections Taught - 99 in 2022-2023; 126 in 2023-2024
  • Number of AP Teachers - 34 in 2022-2023; 38 in 2023-2024

LTHS also earned the AP Access Award, which honors schools that demonstrate a clear and effective commitment to equitable access to advanced coursework. Jen McNeil, Campus Testing Coordinator at LTHS, said, "Allowing greater access to our low-income students is a big part of why we were honored with the AP Access Award, along with the increased enrollment from underrepresented minority students."

“AP represents an opportunity for students to stand out to colleges, earn college credit and placement, and potentially boost their grade point averages,” says Trevor Packer, head of the AP program. “The schools have shown they can expand access to these college-level courses and still drive high performance–they represent the best of our AP program.”