The Siemens Foundation honors one high school per state in recognition of the schools that are leading their state in AP participation and performance in science, math and technology, based on data from all schools participating in AP.
The Advanced Placement Report to the Nation includes participation and performance data for each state within the context of its population and racial/ethnic demographics. The College Board uses data from this report to select the high schools and seeks to honor a broad range of schools with regards to factors such as size, private/public, rural/urban, and socioeconomic background. The selected high schools will be required to complete an application to be considered for this award.
Grants of $1,000 will be given to one high school in each of the 50 states to be used to support science and math education.