Technically Philly: How Northeast High School tripled college-eligible test scores in 6 years

As one of the oldest and most diverse schools in Philadelphia, Northeast High School is used to change.

In 2010, the school decided to completely overhaul its Advanced Placement program with the hopes of improving student participation and scores on the AP exams, which many colleges use to dictate acceptance and placement of applicants.

Students and teachers alike responded so positively to these changes that the school saw college-eligible scores nearly triple in just three years.

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