The New School is excited to announce that 80 percent of test-takers in it's 9th grade class earned a score of 3 or better on the Advanced Placement Human Geography and Biology exams, far exceeding the national rate of 49 percent and 64 percent for both tests respectively. Scores of 3 or better on an AP exam are generally considered to merit credit for a college course.

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Eighty percent of The New School seventh grade students qualified for the Duke University Talent Identification Program, which identifies students with exceptional academic abilities. Nationally, only 30 percent of all seventh graders qualify for the program. Selected students were invited to take the ACT or SAT college entrance exams with those who scored well provided additional resources and opportunities designed for accelerated students.

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