Superintendent Receives Advanced Placement Recognition Award
The Middle State Regional Office of the College Board is honoring Freehold Regional High School District’s Superintendent, Charles Sampson as a recipient of the 2013 Advanced Placement Recognition Award on Thursday, February 14, 2013.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) is recognized as a national standard of educational excellence. The AP Recognition Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated significant involvement with the AP Program and have made substantial contributions to their school or district’s AP Program. “I am honored to receive this recognition from the College Board,” shared Mr. Sampson. “I have worked to increase student access to, and success within, rigorous coursework, particularly through the College Board’s AP Program throughout my career and am humbled to be recognized in this manner,” he added.
Mr. Sampson is a former teacher of Advanced Placement United States History and served as a Reader for Advanced Placement examinations for seven years. As an administrator, Mr. Sampson has worked vigorously to increase Advanced Placement enrollment and access for all students, believing strongly that more students should be exposed to the rigor of AP coursework. This past summer, the Freehold Regional High School District created and implemented a unique Advanced Placement Summer Bridge Program that afforded over 200 students who had not previously taken an AP course, the opportunity to participate in a week long program focused on developing the skills and analytical processes needed to support academic success in AP areas of study. “Mr. Sampson’s record of significant involvement with the AP Program has enabled him to make a difference in AP education here in our district. He convened a district AP Task Force comprised of administrators and teachers with the goal of ensuring AP opportunities for all students,” shared Director of Planning, Research & Evaluation, Donna Evangelista. "He also provided the leadership to implement all of the recommendations of the task force including AP diagnostic evaluation, expansion of course offerings, and the expansion of professional development training opportunities for AP teachers,” she added. Ms. Evangelista is responsible for Mr. Sampson’s nomination for the award.
Superintendent Sampson will accept the Advanced Placement Recognition Award during the Middle States Regional Forum scheduled for February 13th – 15th at the New York Marriott in Brooklyn, NY.