The AP School Honor Roll recognizes schools whose AP programs are delivering results for students while broadening access. Schools can earn this recognition annually based on criteria that reflect a commitment to increasing college-going culture, providing opportunities for students to earn college credit and maximizing college readiness. Of all seniors at PCSS II, 85 percent took at least one AP exam, with 73 percent scoring a three or higher on at least one exam. Five or more AP exams were taken by 31 percent of students, with at least one taken during ninth or tenth grade.
There are 16 AP courses offered at Pioneer Charter School of Science (PCSS) II, with as many sections taught. Eleven teachers cover the AP courses throughout the year. Research shows that students who take AP courses and subsequent exams are more likely to attend college and graduate on time.
“PCSS II is very proud to have been recognized by the prestigious AP Program,” said PCSS II CEO Barish Icin. “Participating in AP courses allows our students to earn college credit, boost their grade point average, and attract top colleges. Earning Platinum AP status sets us apart, and we are proud of our students’ commitment to their futures.”
The mission of PCSS is to prepare educationally under-resourced students for today’s competitive world. PCSS will help students develop the academic and social skills necessary to become successful professionals and exemplary community members through a rigorous academic curriculum emphasizing math and science. Balanced by a foundation in the humanities, a character education program, career-oriented college preparation and solid student-teacher-parent collaboration, PCSS will meet its mission.