Hamtramck Public Schools becomes one of 23 Michigan school districts to earn ‘Advanced Placement Honor Roll’ status

Hamtramck – Yemeni American news 

Twenty-three Michigan school districts are among 433 school districts in the U.S. and Canada honored by the College Board with placement on the 7th Annual Advanced Placement “AP” District Honor Roll. To be included on the 7th Annual Honor Roll, districts had to, since 2014, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.


Brian Whiston

“Reaching these goals shows that these districts are successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP,” said State Superintendent Brian Whiston.


“In our goal to make Michigan a Top 10 education state in 10 years, we need to promote greater access to AP opportunities for all students,” State Superintendent Whiston said.  He added that “every student should graduate from high school with up to 60 transferable college credits or a recognized industry credential/certificate through access to quality dual enrollment, early middle colleges, and/or career/technical education. AP credits are one avenue to get there.”


Yemeni American News asked Mr. Thomas Niczay, Superintendent of Hamtramck Public Schools, on what this recognition means to him and to the Hamtramck Public Schools?

Thomas Niczay

“The recognition by the Michigan Department of Education of being on the “Advanced Placement Honor Roll” means that there are outstanding students attending Hamtramck High School who are achieving at “Honor Roll” status in the most rigorous classes offered.” Superintendent Niczay said.


He adds that “it also means that their parents place a high value on education and have established a home environment that stresses the importance of education. A student’s first teachers are their parents and these parents of our AP students did an outstanding job.”


Superintendent Niczay added that the advanced placement class teachers are doing an outstanding job. He said that the AP teachers prepared students very well. He also thanked administrators and support staff for the outstanding job.


“The Hamtramck Board of Education is very proud of this recognition and extends congratulations to students, parents and staff. It truly is an honor to be recognized and everyone’s effort set a great example for future AP students. Hamtramck Public Schools: start here, stay here succeed here. ” said Superintendent Niczay.