BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: The Virtual High School’s Advanced Placement Pass Rate Continues to Surpass the National Average


Virtual High School (VHS) students who sat for Advanced Placement (AP) exams scored higher than the national average on the College Board AP exams. In the 2016–2017 academic year, 67% of VHS students taking AP courses scored a 3 or higher on the College Board exams—seven percentage points higher than the national average of 60% for the same exams. One noteworthy example of VHS students surpassing the national average in VHS’s AP courses is AP® Computer Science Principles, a new computer science course in which students think creatively and use technology to explore real-world questions in subjects that interest them. The VHS average student pass rate for the College Board exam was 94.1 % while the national average was 74.5%.