PHS advanced Spanish class bests state of Texas by 24 points

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The Pampa High School Spanish Department continued to flex its academic muscle by scoring far above state and global marks for the annual National AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam.  The 2021 Spanish AP class posted a 96% passing rate on this difficult exam compared to only a 72% passing rate for the State of Texas.

Advanced Placement {AP) Exams allow students to test out of lower level college classes while they are still in high school, but the exams are highly detailed and proper training is essential for student success.  The 2021 AP Class at PHS was able to earn 244 free college credit hours and will be able to enroll in more advanced classes upon entering college.   

Before taking this demanding exam, Spanish 4 AP students at PHS are trained for two years in Spanish academic reading, conversational and presentational speaking skills, listening skills and world accent identification, and professional e-mail and essay writing strategies.  The tests are graded by high school and university professionals and are scored from 0 to 5, with a 5 being the top score possible.  The 2021 AP Spanish class earned three 5’s, 14 4’s, and 6 3’s with 23 of 24 students passing this college level test.

Congratulations to another fine group of young people at PHS who have represented themselves, their families, and the community of Pampa in a positive way.  These students have performed well on a national level and will ultimately give back to society as bilingual professionals in the career field of their choice.

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