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4 Sarasota County high schools receive AP School Honor Roll recognition

The AP School Honor Roll recognizes schools whose AP programs are delivering results for students while broadening access. 

The AP School Honor Roll, which replaces the previous AP District Honor Roll, offers schools recognition across four levels of distinction: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Schools on the AP School Honor Roll may also earn the AP Access Award, honoring schools that demonstrate a clear and effective commitment to equitable access to advanced coursework. 

For a school to be recognized on the AP School Honor Roll, it must be located within the United States (including U.S. territories) or Canada and: 

  • Meet each of the following criteria anchored in research-based relationships between AP and college outcomes: 
  • College Culture: 40% or more of graduating cohort took at least 1 AP Exam during high school. 
  • College Credit: 25% or more of the graduating cohort scored a 3 or higher on at least 1 AP Exam during high school. 
  • College Optimization: 2% or more of the graduating cohort took 5 or more AP Exams during high school. At least 1 of those exams was taken in 9th or 10th grade, so that students are spreading their AP experience across grades rather than feeling disproportionate pressure in any single year. 
  • Have full-time grade-12 enrollments. AP coordinators can update this information online in AP Registration and Ordering.

Schools can earn the additional AP Access Award if the percentage of AP Exam takers who are underrepresented minority and/or low-income students mirrors the school's overall student demographics.

Four Sarasota County high schools have earned a place on the College Board's AP School Honor Roll for the 2022-23 school year! 


  • Pine View School, Platinum with Access
  • Suncoast Polytechnical High School, Platinum with Access 
  • Sarasota Military Academy, Bronze with Access 
  • Venice High School, Bronze 

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