Newsweek, in the May 8 issue, released its annual list of the Top 100 High Schools in the United States. The “Best High Schools” list recognizes schools that do the best job of preparing average students for college. The ranking system divides the number of AP and IB classes taken by the number of graduating seniors. The system aims to measure how committed the school is to helping students take college-level courses. Newsweek believes that the students who take college-level coursework have an edge, no matter their socioeconomic background. It also believes that many schools not on the list are challenging students in innovative ways, demonstrating that the “national experiment in high school education is just beginning”…