August 08, 2003
The national pass rate for Advanced Placement exams hovers around 60 percent. Poly High School’s pass rate this year was 75 percent.
"This is extraordinary in that more than 580 Poly students took 1,083 exams in 22 content areas," said Dick Garretson, PACE coordinator.
Many students from Poly enter college as sophomores by passing so many AP exams. Parents can save thousands of dollars when these students finish college in only three years instead of four. Some of Poly’s best scores came in calculus, where 95 percent of teacher Pam Zerby’s 105 students passed, and psychology where 92 percent of teacher Dave Burns’s 96 students passed.