More than 18 percent of graduating seniors at Bellefonte Area High School who were enrolled in Advanced Placement classes last year had qualifying scores.
AP is a program that offers college-level classes to high school students who test through it based on a point system.
A score of five is the highest. A score of three or higher, also known as qualifying grades, can be transferred as college credits depending on university eligibility.
The Bellefonte Area School District offered 17 AP classes last year, said Shawn Barbrow, chairman of the district’s counseling department.
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In the 2013-14 school year, 141 high school students were enrolled in AP classes, including 70 seniors, Barbrow added.
More than 67 percent of total students passed AP exams with a score 3 or higher, according to a report from the district that was released on Tuesday.
Seventeen AP exams were sent to universities for college credit, the report added.
Information was also released at a district board meeting Tuesday night regarding 2014 Bellefonte graduation rates.
Of the 173 graduates, 100 will be attending a four-year university, and 10 will pursue a two-year college, said Superintendent Cheryl Potteiger.
Twelve would attend a technical school, 31 would enter the workforce, seven would go into the military, and 13 graduates were either undecided or pursuing other training, a report said.
Only three students did not graduate in June, Potteiger said.