Bay District Celebrates Advanced Academic Program Exam Score Growth


More students in Bay County are receiving college credit while still in high school.

The district is celebrating the results of advanced academic exams from 2018. An additional 406 students passed rigorous advanced placement or AP exams during the 2017-18 school year compared to the previous year bringing the total to 1,717 students that received college credit based on their passing grade. 

AICE exams also saw growth with an additional 209 students passing the exam and dual enrollment numbers at Gulf Coast State College continue to rise. All high schools offer a variety of programs whether it be IB, AP or AICE, giving students many options to get ahead in their academics. 

“The great thing is that it’s open to all students so if you are unsure about it, you want to jump in and try it, you can do so,” said Arnold High School Principal Britt Smith. 

“The big thing is to be able to sit down and talk it out and see what it takes to be successful in that next course whether it be an on-level course, an online course or even an AP or dually enrolled course,” said Mosley High School Principal Brian Bullock. 

Number of AP Exams Passed:

 2016-172017-18Increase of
North Bay Haven18520520
Bay Virtual044

Number of AICE Exams Passed:

 2016-172017-18Increase of
Arnold 0195195

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