Hemet, CA — HUSD is proud to announce that Western Center Academy and Hamiton HS have been awarded the AP Access Award; additionally, WCA has earned Platinum recognition and Hamiton HS has earned Bronze on the prestigious 2023 AP School Honor Roll. This recognition is a testament to the dedication, hard work, and commitment to excellence exhibited by each school's staff and students.
The AP School Honor Roll, established by the College Board, is a distinguished recognition that celebrates schools across the nation for their outstanding efforts in advancing students' access to Advanced Placement (AP) courses, promoting college readiness, and enhancing college affordability. Western Center Academy and Hamilton HS not only met but exceeded the rigorous criteria set by the College Board to earn Platinum and Bronze status.
According to AP Central:
4,570 schools—which represent 30% of eligible high schools—are being recognized for their work creating AP programs that are delivering results for students while broadening access.
886 schools (6% of eligible schools) received Platinum level AP School Honor Roll recognition.
914 schools (6% of eligible schools) received Gold level AP School Honor Roll recognition.
1,430 schools (9% of eligible schools) received Silver level AP School Honor Roll recognition.
1,340 schools (9% of eligible schools) received Bronze level AP School Honor Roll recognition.
Of these 4,570 schools, 1,770 (39% of Honor Roll recipients) also received the AP Access award, demonstrating a clear and effective commitment to equitable access to advanced coursework.
The recipients represent a broad range of high schools from across the United States (including U.S. territories) and Canada. They include private, public, and charter schools; large and small student bodies; rural and urban populations; and specialized high schools, along with generalized programs.
See the full list of recipients of the 2022-23 AP School Honor Roll.
As stated by Paul Bailey, Executive Director of Western Center Academy, "We are committed to providing our students with the best possible education and ensuring that they are well-prepared for the challenges of higher education. This recognition validates our commitment and inspires us to continue our pursuit of academic excellence.”