Coral Springs Charter School a Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) operated school, was recognized this week by The Washington Post as one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. The school was ranked #59 nationwide. Only one other school in Broward County. – the nation’s sixth largest school district – was included in the top 100.
The Washington Post evaluates schools on how widely they provide access to Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced International Certificate of Education classes (AICE). “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” ranks schools through an index formula that’s a ratio of the number of AP, IB and AICE tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year.
“We are so proud of the high bar Coral Springs Charter School has set for students,” said CSUSA Chief Academic Officer, Sherry Hage. “Our rigorous curriculum and constant focus on excellence creates an environment where students challenge themselves to reach greater heights. Our educators tirelessly support and encourage students to accomplish and even exceed their goals and prepare for a future of greatness.”
Coral Springs Charter has maintained an “A” school grade for over six consecutive years and the average student is expected to score above the national average in mathematics, and well above the national reading average. The school had a 2015 graduation rate of 99% with more than 94% of students college-bound. More than half of students were enrolled in an AP or Cambridge classes this past year.