Morton 201 Earns National Honor for AP Success

Morton High School District 201 was once again recognized for its academic progress as the Advanced Placement program released its latest lists of District Honor Roll for the United States and Canada. The AP’s 6th Annual Honor Roll placed Morton as one of just 425 school districts from both countries that increased the number of students earning a score of 3 or higher on the AP exams issued every year. In addition, the district must also have an increased number of students participating in the AP program.

“We have an exceptional team of educators who have worked tirelessly over the last few years to provide our students with the best education possible,” said Mike Kuzniewski, the district’s superintendent. Kuzniewski said Morton 201 has more than doubled the number of students taking the exam and earning college credit.

The AP program awards college credit to high school students if they score a 3 or higher on the exam at the end of the term. More than 3,800 colleges and universities globally accept AP scores for college credit, advanced placement and other considerations in the admissions process not common for graduating seniors who do not take the AP exams.

“We continually push to provide the highest quality education possible to our students and offering AP courses to them is just one of the ways we are doing so”, said Jeffry Pesek, President of District 201’s School Board. “District 201’s inclusion in the 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll is recognition of this sustained effort as well as all of the hard work and dedication of administrators, teachers and students.”

Trevor Packer, senior vice president of AP and Instruction with the College Board, congratulated Morton 201 and other schools for the honor.

“That the committed teachers and administrators in this district have both expanded AP access and also helped their students achieve high levels of performance on AP Exams shows they’re delivering opportunity in their schools and classrooms, and it is a real testament to their belief that a more diverse population of young people is ready for the challenge of college,” Packer said.