Signature School in Evansville has been named the seventh most challenging high school in the country by the Washington Post’s America’s Most Challenging High Schools annual ranking.
On May 5, the Post published its findings based on the number of Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Advanced Certificate of Education exams given by the school each year relative to the number of seniors graduating.
In 2016, Signature School offered 19 AP and 25 IB courses.
Signature is the only school in the top 10 that is not located in Texas or Arizona. It’s only one of two schools in the top 10 not part of the BASIS or IDEA charter school programs.
“The ranking is a terrific validation of the hard work and dedication of the faculty, staff and students at Signature,” said executive director Jean Hitchcock. “We are delighted to have this national recognition.”
In 2016, Signature was named the ninth most challenging school in the country by the Washington Post. Last week, it was named the 33rd best high school in the country by US News and World Report.
Signature School is an open-admission public charter school. It was founded in 2002.