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Dublin High School AP Program Expands Access to More Dublin Students

March 29, 2012

The number of Dublin High School students taking AP (Advanced Placement) exams has increased by 187% since 2007 and the number of AP exams taken by students has increased even more (by 270%) as students are enrolling in more Dublin High AP classes. Dublin High has also expanded the course selection for college-bound students to include 23 AP, advanced and honors courses. As observed by Aslan Brown, UC Berkeley freshman, Dublin High Class of 2011 graduate and City of Dublin 2010 Young Citizen of the Year:

“I have to give credit to all of my AP teachers, they definitely prepared us amazingly well. Thanks to the rigor of Dublin High School’s AP courses, I was able to enter UC Berkeley as a sophomore, I had 24 credits from my AP courses. AP courses are reflections of college courses and if a student wants to see if college is for them, because some people say ‘college is not for me’, AP courses give you an opportunity to try college while in high school. You’ll feel more confident – you’re that much more prepared going into college.” (read more…)

Dublin High School was recognized by the CollegeBoard in 2011 for expanding access for AP (Advanced Placement) classes to more students while also achieving improved performance. According to Trevor Packer, College Board’s senior vice president of Advanced Placement and College Readiness, “these school districts have achieved something very remarkable. They managed to open the doors of its AP classrooms to many more students, while also increasing the percentage of students earning high enough AP Exam grades to stand out in the competitive college admission process and qualify for college credit and placement.” (read more…)

Dublin High School AP Program Growth 2007-2012

Year  # Students  # AP Exams AP Exams per Student
2007 186 282 1.5
2008 191 340 1.8
2009 206 363 1.8
2010 234 433 1.9
2011 283 590 2.1
2012* 347 760 2.2

* 2012 based on test registration (tests to be taken May 2012)

Dublin High School AP, Advanced and Honors Classes

Mathematics and Science


Foreign Language

Social Science

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