press release october 6, 2023


For Immediate Release

Barrington High School Named to Advanced Placement School Honor Roll


Barrington High School recognized for student success in the Advanced Placement program while broadening access.

Barrington, RI – College Board announced that Barrington High School has been named to the Advanced Placement® Program (AP®) School Honor Roll, earning Gold distinction.

 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.

 “This recognition demonstrates the incredible amount of hard work of our students and teachers,” said BHS Principal, Christopher Ashley. “We know AP courses help prepare students for college and careers, and as we celebrate this school-wide accomplishment, we remain mindful to continually talk to students about the importance of purposefully balancing their course work, extracurricular activities, and student life.” 

 At Barrington High School, 70% of the Class of 2023 took at least one AP exam during high school. Overall, 63% of seniors scored a three or higher on at least one AP exam and 11% of seniors took five or more AP exams, including at least one exam in the 9th or 10th grade! 

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, students learn to think critically, construct solid arguments, and see many sides of an issue. By offering more than 20 different Advanced Placement courses, each culminating in a challenging exam, Barrington High School provides students with a vast array of opportunities to experience college-level work and earn college credit while preparing for postsecondary success in college and beyond. 

“AP represents an opportunity for students to stand out to colleges, earn college credit and placement, and potentially boost their grade point averages,” said Trevor Packer, head of the AP program.  “The schools have shown that they can expand access to these college-level courses and still drive high performance – they represent the best of our AP program.”