VHS Learning Students Again Outperform National Average Pass Rates for Advanced Placement® Exams

PRESS RELEASE FROM VHS LEARNING
November 16, 2021
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BOSTON —

Boston – Nov. 15, 2021 – VHS Learning students maintained their more-than-a-decade-long record of surpassing average national Advanced Placement® pass rates. A score of 3 or higher on an AP® exam is considered a “passing” grade for AP® college credit at many universities. VHS Learning has offered AP® courses online for the past 18 years and has earned a reputation for its rigorous and engaging curriculum.

In the 2020-21 academic year, VHS Learning offered online AP® Latin to students for the first time. The average national pass rate for the exam was 68% while almost all VHS Learning students (90%) passed the exam with a 3 or higher. In AP® Human Geography, 91% of students taking VHS Learning’s online course passed their AP® exams, compared to an average national pass rate of 59%.

The 2021 pass rate for VHS Learning students taking the AP® Computer Science Principles exam was even more impressive – 95% of VHS Learning students achieved a passing score on their AP® exam while the national average was 72%. Additionally, 81% of VHS Learning students who took AP® Computer Science Principles received a passing score of 4 or 5 on the AP® exam.

“We are proud that despite the uncertainty of the pandemic and resulting school disruptions, our students have performed impressively on their AP® exams once again,” said Carol DeFuria, President & CEO of VHS Learning. “These pass rates reflect the rigor of our curriculum, the quality and dedication of our teachers and staff, and our students’ commitment to success.”

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VHS Learning is a nonprofit organization with 25 years of experience providing world-class online programs to students and schools everywhere. Offering more than 250 unique online courses for high school credit, including 24 AP® courses, credit recovery and enrichment courses, VHS Learning is accredited by Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC),and Cognia. Courses are approved for initial eligibility by NCAA. For more information about VHS Learning please visit https://www.vhslearning.org/  and follow on Twitter at @VHSLearning.