State wide, about 14% of the Class of 2010 passed one or more Advanced Placement exams by the end of their high school careers. In Corbett, that number was 50%. But for some, passing one AP exam was just the beginning. Some students have taken extraordinary advantage of Corbett's AP offerings.
The following students have been named Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board.
Class of 2010: Laila Collman, Mark Huddleston, Sean Jackson, Daniel Rodriguez, Blake Woodard. This represents 28% of the graduating class!
50% of the graduating class passed one or more exams.
Class of 2011: Cole Ceciliani, Hannah Collman, Choe Higgins, Oliver Jim, David Schroth. This represented 25% of last year's Junior Class!
40% of the Junior Class passed one or more exams.
Class of 2012: Evelyn Rodriguez.
43% of the Sophomore Class passed one or more exams.
Class of 2013: 21% of of the Freshman Class passed one or more Advanced Placement exams last year. Yes, young mathematicians, that's 50% MORE than the number of Seniors statewide who accomplished the same feat. Astounding.
Corbett gets lots of press (outside the State of Oregon) for its participation rates in the Advanced Placement program. Participation matters. Participation is opportunity. Participation is potential.
But these numbers are not about participation. These are results. They are remarkable. They are unparalleled around the state. These are not percentages of a select few who are allowed to participate. These are percentages of the entire student body.
Setting aside participation, a senior at Corbett Charter School last year was five times more likely than was the average Oregon senior to pass an AP English exam. Five times! That same senior was 8 times more likely to pass an AP exam in Physics or Calculus(ab). Calculus(bc) and Statistics? 10 times more likely. 10. U.S. Government? 13 times.
The heart of Corbett Charter School is not wishing. It's not hoping. It's not (and this will surprise few) public relations. It's results. Measurable. Verifiable. Perhaps unrivaled.