All Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) high schools have again made The Washington Post’s “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” list.
According to The Washington Post, this annual list identifies schools that have done the best job in persuading average students to take college-level courses and tests. This year, 2,370 schools nationwide earned placement on the list. This is just 11 percent of the approximately 22,000 U.S. public schools considered. Of the seven school divisions in Hampton Roads, VBCPS is the only one to have all of its high schools make the list; 11 of the 16 high schools in the region that were honored were in Virginia Beach.
“To have all of our high schools named on the America’s Most Challenging High Schools list is a reflection of the quality instruction and care our school division provides our students,” said Dr. Aaron Spence, superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools. “We will continue to work to find ways to inspire and prepare our students to take on these rigorous courses.”
The America’s Most Challenging High Schools list is compiled by taking the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year and dividing that by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June.
Public schools that achieved a ratio of at least 1.00 (meaning they had as many tests in 2014 as they had graduates) were then put on the national list. Below is the list of Virginia Beach’s schools and their assigned rankings.
|For more information about the list, visit the Washington Post’s website.|