Foundation for Science and Mathematics Education


Sci High Achieves Best AP Scores in the City

Jul 12, 2012

The New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School (Sci High) has been developing an open-enrollment AP program for the past 3 years.  The philosophy of the program is rooted in providing rigorous academic opportunities to any student who chooses to participate, and this year has seen an incredible growth (over 288%!) in student performance.

Significant Findings for 2012 AP Testing at SciHigh

  • Sci High students earned qualifying scores in 31 AP tests, which is an over 288% increase from the previous year, and over a 933% increase over the year the program began.

  • Sci High students earned qualifying scores (3 or better) in every subject area that a test was given (of 8 subjects).

  • Sci High saw the first scores of 4 and 5 in any subject since the origin of the Open-Enrollment AP Program.  Across Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, US History, and Statistics, 9 students earned 13 AP scores of 4 or 5 (meaning a few students earned multiple 4s and/or 5s.)

  • Sci High had the first qualifying scores in math and science (Chemistry, Calculus AB, Biology, and Statistics) since the origin of the open-enrollment AP program.  Among these four subjects, 8 students earned 10 qualifying scores.

  • Sci High students earned 75% of all the passing scores in the AdvanceNOLA consortium. AdvanceNOLA funds open-enrollment AP programs at open-enrollment high schools for math, science, and English AP courses.  SciHigh had 27 passing scores in English, Math, or Science; Karr had 4 passing scores in the same subject areas; Walker had 3 passing scores in the same subject areas; Sci Academy had 2 passing scores in the same subject areas.

Congratulations so Sci High students on their success!