The numbers are growing. AP enrollment next year for SWHS is 755, and 514 at PCHS. The school system itself doesn’t necessarily gain any advantage since AP exams do not count for state accountability, but AdvanceKentucky does track successful districts and the college boards do too. That said, honors for the school district aren’t the primary focus for local educators — it’s what is done for the students themselves.
“The biggest gain is that for the students who want to go to college, we are preparing them to be successful,” said Murphy. “A student that can take an AP assessment and make a qualifying score is ready for a college classroom. I would loved to have had this opportunity (when I was in school), and I’m thrilled that my children have it.”