Camas schools earn honors in Advanced Placement

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The Camas School District was named to a national honor roll of schools for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement coursework while at the same time maintaining or increasing the percentage of students passing AP exams.

The school district was one of 539 in the country to be placed on the College Board's AP Honor Roll. The College Board is a not-for-profit organization that works to promote college readiness, in part through the creation of Advanced Placement courses and exams.

Inclusion on the honor roll is based on improvements over a three-year period, from 2010 to 2012.

Since 2009, the Camas School District has increased the number of students participating in advanced placement courses from by more than 200 students. In 2012, there were 478 students taking AP classes, with nearly 78 percent passing the final exam, according to the district.