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Goal 3: Credentials


Every APS student will have:

GOAL 3: Credentials that open doors.

In addition to a high school diploma, APS students will also have access to college credits and industry and workforce certificates that will lead to college and/or careers.

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By 2020, 100% of APS students in grades 9-12 will be earning credentials that open doors.

By 2020, 100% of APS students with a diploma will also have access to the following credentials:

  • College credits
  • Industry-based certificates
  • Workforce training certificates
  • Internship/externship completion certificates
  • Digital badges
  • Advanced Placement credits
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma

The expected outcomes for Goal 3 are:

  • Increased college enrollment rates
  • Decreased remediation rates

  2014-15   2015-16   2016-17   2017-18   2018-19   2019-20
Grade Level                      
Grades 9-12
25%   40%   55%   70%   85%   100%
Credential &
Grade 12
30%   44%   58%   72%   86%   100%

The table displays the percentage of students in grades 9-12 earning at least one of the following credentials (college credit, workforce training certificate, Advanced Placement credits or International Baccalaureate Diploma) and the percentage of 12th grade students who earn a high school diploma and at least one credential.

  • View the scope of Goal 3.
  • View the teams working on Goal 3.

Learn how APS students are earning credentials that open doors:

Learn more about APS 2020: Shaping the Future: