BOISE, BORAH, CAPITAL, TIMBERLINE
MAKE WASHINGTON POST LIST OF MOST CHALLENGING HIGH SCHOOLS...AGAIN
All four Boise District comprehensive high schools have made the 2016 Washington Post list of the "Most Challenging High Schools in America" Seven Idaho schools were identified on this year's list: two high-income charters, Century High School (Pocatello) and the four Boise high schools. Approximately 11% of high schools nationwide were identified this year by the Post.
This is the 8th consecutive year that all four Boise District high schools have made the list. Capital has been on for 8 years, Borah 9, Timberline for 15, and Boise High School for 18 consecutive years.
The formula used by the Post's Jay Mathews, an education columnist, is simple - the number of Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams taken divided by the number of graduating seniors in the high school in a given year. The Washington Post list is intended to measure the access students have to rigorous coursework, and their willingness to participate in that curriculum.
Borah's Washington Post award plaque will be presented at Friday's Senator's Choice Academic Assembly in the Borah gymnasium..