The AP School Honor Roll recognizes schools whose AP program are delivering results and broadening access for students. Schools can earn the Honor Roll recognition annually based on their ability to increase their school’s college-going culture, to provide opportunities for students to earn college credit, and maximizing college readiness.
Villa Madonna Academy High School had 86% of seniors who took at least one AP exam during high school, 77% of seniors scoring a three or higher on at least one AP exam, and 28% of seniors who took five or more AP exams!
Villa offers 22 AP courses. Additionally, the school is one of a few schools in Kentucky that offers the AP Capstone Program. This program consists of two courses (AP Seminar and AP Research). They are designed to help students build skills in order to better succeed in college. Students who successfully earn a 3 or higher on exams in both courses and on four additional AP exams will earn an AP Capstone Diploma.
Principal Pamela McQueen said, “The accomplishments of our Villa Madonna Academy High School students reflect the commitment of our faculty and community to academic excellence, innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial endeavors. The excitement for learning is evident in every aspect of our academic program.”
College Board’s Advanced Placement® Program (AP®) enables students to pursue college-level studies—with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both—while still in high school. Through AP courses in 38 subjects, each culminating in a challenging exam, students learn to think critically, construct solid arguments, and see many sides of an issue—skills that prepare them for college and beyond. Taking AP courses demonstrates to college admissions officers that students have sought the most challenging curriculum available to them, and research indicates that students who score a 3 or higher on an AP Exam typically experience greater academic success in college and are more likely to earn a college degree than non-AP students.