We are excited to share that Oostburg School District has been named to the College Board’s 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognized 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada that have increased access to AP coursework while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.
Oostburg is one of only 22 Wisconsin schools and the only school in the area to earn this honor. Our mission is to ensure all students learn at high levels so they can become positive and productive contributors to society and the world. Increasing our Advanced Placement offerings is one part of our “high levels of learning” focus. It is not unusual for students who choose to continue their education after high school to leave OHS with more than 20 college credits. That level of achievement while in high school allows our students to leave well-prepared for what comes next. It brings the added benefit of substantial savings in post secondary education costs and time do degree completion.
Our students also recently completed their winter ACT assessment. Our district goals are are college and career readiness focused as measured by the ACT. Our district academic goal this year is a composite average of 23.8, and we are pleased to share that we are on track to meet or exceed that goal at this point in the year. Should student growth continue on the current trajectory Oostburg would likely be in the top 5% of all Wisconsin schools as measured by the ACT.
We believe the ACT provides a strong measure of student learning while realizing that fulfilling our mission includes so much more. At the same time we are receiving these concrete indicators of our academic rigor and achievement, we are also seeing an increase in participation in areas like forensics, middle school music, ROV team, student job shadowing, apprenticeships, and service hours. Lots of good stuff happening through the hard work of our staff, students and community.
Enjoy this day!