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Whitewater High School Earns Award for AP Participation, Achievement
Wisconsin DPI names WHS as a Level 3 Advanced Placement Pacesetter

WHITEWATER, WI — Whitewater High School has earned an Advanced Placement Pacesetter Award from the Wisconsin Advanced Placement Advisory Council (WAPAC) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

The Pacesetter Awards, unique to Wisconsin, are presented annually to districts throughout the state. This year, they recognize the top 142 out of over 500 high schools for student participation and achievement on Advanced Placement exams. 

The Level 3 distinction is awarded to schools in which 10 percent or more of the student body took one or more AP exams, and 60 percent or more of those students earned scores of 3 or above on the exams.

“We are thrilled to receive this statewide recognition,” said Dr. Caroline Pate-Hefty, WUSD Superintendent. “The Pacesetter Award represents the amazing work that our staff and students put in each and every day at WHS. We are excited to celebrate this achievement as we continue to empower our students to achieve excellence.”

Whitewater High School offers 11 AP courses as part of a rigorous curriculum emphasizing academic excellence. The AP program allows students to participate in college-level coursework while they are still in high school, with the culminating AP exam earning college credit and placement.