Plainfield, NJ – February 6, 2017 - Plainfield Public Schools have been recognized for the second consecutive year by the College Board, AP District Honor Roll, for increasing access to Advanced Placement (AP) course work for students.  The honor roll distinction also means that Plainfield Public Schools' students have been able to maintain or increase scores of 3 or higher on the AP Exams.

Superintendent of Plainfield Public Schools, Anna Belin-Pyles said, “Reaching these goals indicates that Plainfield Public Schools is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students, who are likely to benefit from rigorous AP course work. We commend our students and educators for this great achievement.”

According to the College Board, by taking AP courses and successfully completing them students are able to save money on their college tuition and at the same time take additional courses that can help them complete their college career at a faster pace. AP courses give students flexibility to travel abroad and to qualify for more advance courses when they enter college.

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Plainfield Public Schools offer AP courses in English Language, Literature, and Composition, Mathematics, Humanities, U.S. History, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, French, Spanish, Studio Art, and more.  Students enrolled in AP courses receive five high school credits and 3 college level credits. To qualify students must be in the 11th and 12th grade and have at least a 2.3 grade point average (GPA).

For additional information, please contact Gloria Montealegre, Community Engagement Liaison, at 908-731-4333 or email gmontealegre@plainfield.k12.nj.us.  Please visit www.plainfieldnjk12.org.