MBHS Makes Honor Roll

Written by Estero Bay News

February 16, 2024

Morro Bay High students take an ‘advanced placement’ test as part of the school’s award-winning AP course work. Submitted photo

Morro Bay High School was recently awarded a prestigious honor, rewards for its efforts for its advanced students who intend to go to college.

“Morro Bay High School is thrilled to announce that it has received the prestigious College Board’s Advanced Placement [AP] School Honor Roll recognition for the 2022-23 school year,” the school announced.

The accolades are for the school’s “exceptional dedication to expanding access to AP courses and fostering academic success among all of its students.

“The College Board’s AP School Honor Roll is a distinguished acknowledgment of schools that have demonstrated remarkable efforts in encouraging more students to enroll in AP courses and providing essential support for their journey toward college achievement.”

The school also received the “AP Access Award,” which is given in recognition “of its exceptional dedication to ensuring that all students have access to advanced coursework.

“This award celebrates schools that actively encourage enrollment in AP courses by low-income and underrepresented minority students. The school’s success in increasing participation from these groups, while maintaining equity and access, is a shining example for educational institutions nationwide.”

The school has been able to ensure that “a significant percentage of students from low-income backgrounds and underrepresented minorities have taken at least one AP exam before graduation. This achievement demonstrates a clear and effective commitment to providing equitable access to advanced coursework.”

According to the release, the more students that take AP course, the more will attend college “and graduate on time.”

Such advanced courses also expose students to the kind of coursework that they can expect to see in college. MBHS had expanded its AP course offerings at the start of the school year and now covers 14 classes in the 2023-24 school year, the announcement said.

The MBHS Principal Scott Schalde said, “Receiving the College Board’s AP School Honor Roll and the AP Access Award is a testament to the collective dedication of Morro Bay High School’s teachers, counselors, administrators, students, and parents. This recognition underscores the school’s unwavering commitment to academic excellence and its pursuit of inclusive educational opportunities for all. 

“The entire school community is to be commended for its outstanding efforts in making AP access a priority and helping students reach their fullest potential.”

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