The number of students enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) classes at Verona High School has more than doubled since 2009, Verona Schools announced Wednesday.
A total of 171 students were enrolled in 2013 compared to 82 five years ago, the district reported.
And the news keeps getting better.
Enrollment for AP classes is up to 186 students for the 2013-14 school year, and more than 400 tests will be administered.
Verona High currently offers 16 AP courses, including U.S. History, English Literature, Chemistry, Biology and Statistics. AP language classes include Spanish, French and Chinese. AP Environmental Science will be added for the 2014-15 school year.
The number of students earning AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor, AP Scholar with Distinction, and National AP Scholar recognition by the College Board is also on the rise.
Verona had 23 students earn AP Scholar status in 2013. An additional 6 earned AP Scholar with Honor, 17 received AP Scholar with Distinction, and 2 students earned National AP Scholar honors.
The district plans to honor the AP Scholars at the Verona Board of Education meeting on Sept. 24, at 8 p.m., in the VHS Library/ Media Center.