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CLS is making AP a reality for all students — including females, students of poverty and color, and those who have not typically been top achievers. CLS has been proven to increase the number and diversity of high school students succeeding in AP courses. This prepares them for success in college.
Thirty-four high schools have received at least one year of support from CLS. In their average first year, these schools have increased enrollment in AP math, science, and English courses by 70 percent — and the number of qualifying scores earned on AP exams by 64 percent.
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The full CLS program supports schools by providing a suite of targeted support, including unique training that helps educators succeed with students typically underrepresented in AP courses; tutoring and Saturday study sessions that provide more time on task for students; and funding for technology and equipment in schools.
Now any school that wants to participate can join the CLS program. Starting in fall 2016, CLS will offer a simplified and cost-effective menu of options for educators who want to launch or expand an AP program. These are the components that educators in participating schools say are most effective in reaching students who are not enrolling in AP courses and guiding them to success:
- A unique four-day AP Summer Institute for educators, with training on how to reach students typically underrepresented in AP courses.
- Saturday in-person and online study sessions for students.
- Mock exams for students and scoring practice for teachers at mock readings.
- Two-day fall professional development for teachers.
- Ongoing instructional support from content specialists.
To learn more, contact CLS Director Greg Hessee.
Since CEI launched the CLS program in 2011-2012, the 13 schools that have completed the three-year program have more than doubled the number of students taking AP math, science, and English exams (129% overall increase) and the number of qualifying scores earned on AP exams (102%).
So far, 37 high schools have joined CLS, posting strong results in both AP enrollment and student achievement.
These schools completed a three-year CLS program during the academic years 2011-2012, 2012-2013, and 2013-2014.
- Fountain-Fort Carson High School
- Mesa Ridge High School
- Widefield High School
These schools completed a three-year CLS program during the academic years 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015.
- Abraham Lincoln High School
- Arvada High School
- Aurora Central High School
- Centennial High School
- Central High School
- Fruita Monument High School
- Grand Junction High School
- James Irwin Charter School
- Northglenn High School
- Vista Ridge High School
These schools are currently in year three of a three-year CLS program during the academic years 2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 2015-2016.
- Delta High School
- Denver South High School
- Greeley Central High School
- Harrison High School
- Northridge High School
- Pueblo South High School
- Rangeview High School
- Sand Creek High School
- Skyline High School
- Thomas Jefferson High School
These schools are currently in year two of a three-year CLS program during the academic years 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017. See overall first-year results.
- Alamosa High School
- Battle Mountain High School
- Cedaredge High School
- Englewood High School
- George Washington High School
- Glenwood Springs High School
- Grand Valley High School
- Jefferson High School
- Paonia High School
- Vista Peak High School
- Wheat Ridge High School
These schools are currently in year one of a three-year CLS program during the academic years 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018.
- Fort Lupton High School
- Moffat County High School
- Sierra High School
Cumulative school-level results by discipline (math, science, and English) and by student demographic group are available upon request. Please contact Lisa Powers. CEI requires signed data-sharing agreements for access.