CHS among most challenging high schools in nation
Once again, Carrollton High School is ranked among the most challenging high schools in the nation by the Washington Post, which released its 2017 list this spring. For the seventh consecutive year, CHS was noted for providing rigorous opportunities for all students.
America’s Most Challenging High Schools ranks schools through an index formula that’s a simple ratio: The number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. A ratio of 1.000 means the school had as many tests as graduates. Carrollton’s ratio of 1.490 ranks CHS at 1,892 nationwide, joining only 12 percent of schools in the nation to qualify and the only school from Carroll County to make the list.
“Academic rigor is key to a student’s success in high school,” said David Brooks, CHS principal. “Helping our students achieve at a high standard opens a lifetime of opportunities for them.”
Carrollton High School offers a total of 15 Advanced Placement courses, including the classes recognized for the STEM focus: Statistics, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science and Physics. Other AP courses that are available are Government, World History, Economics, U.S. History, Language, World Literature, U.S. Literature and Art. In addition to the AP offerings, CHS implemented the International Baccalaureate program in 2012, another avenue students can pursue to ensure academic rigor.
Click here to see the complete list of schools in the 2017 ranking.