Participation in AP courses and success on AP exams is our most revered preK-12 academic metric. In our view, AP coursework and success are true measures of college readiness.
As the graph below makes clear, upperclassmen at Match High School are achieving outstanding results on AP examinations. The graph below plots all public high schools in Boston. The Y-axis plots high schools by the percentage of students who are high need. The X-axis plots schools by an AP success index. The index is the product of the rate at which students participate in AP exams and the rate at which they pass those exams.
Of the 20 students who took Eddie Jou's AP Calculus class last year, 19 passed the exam. For the second year in a row, Match High School had more African-American students pass the AB Calculus exam than any other high school in Massachusetts.