VHS Learning Students Again Outperform National Average Pass Rates for Advanced Placement® Exams


Boston – Nov. 15, 2021 – VHS Learning students maintained their more-than-a-decade-long record of surpassing average national Advanced Placement® pass rates. A score of 3 or higher on an AP® exam is considered a “passing” grade for AP® college credit at many universities. VHS Learning has offered AP® courses online for the past 18 years and has earned a reputation for its rigorous and engaging curriculum.

In the 2020-21 academic year, VHS Learning offered online AP® Latin to students for the first time. The average national pass rate for the exam was 68% while almost all VHS Learning students (90%) passed the exam with a 3 or higher. In AP® Human Geography, 91% of students taking VHS Learning’s online course passed their AP® exams, compared to an average national pass rate of 59%.

The 2021 pass rate for VHS Learning students taking the AP® Computer Science Principles exam was even more impressive – 95% of VHS Learning students achieved a passing score on their AP® exam while the national average was 72%. Additionally, 81% of VHS Learning students who took AP® Computer Science Principles received a passing score of 4 or 5 on the AP® exam.

“We are proud that despite the uncertainty of the pandemic and resulting school disruptions, our students have performed impressively on their AP® exams once again,” said Carol DeFuria, President & CEO of VHS Learning. “These pass rates reflect the rigor of our curriculum, the quality and dedication of our teachers and staff, and our students’ commitment to success.”

About VHS Learning

VHS Learning is a nonprofit organization with 25 years of experience providing world-class online programs to students and schools everywhere. Offering more than 250 unique online courses for high school credit, including 24 AP® courses, credit recovery and enrichment courses, VHS Learning is accredited by Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), and Cognia. Courses are approved for initial eligibility by NCAA. For more information about VHS Learning please visit https://www.vhslearning.org/  and follow on Twitter at @VHSLearning.

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