The New Milford school district has received a significant vote of confidence.

The six-school district has been listed on the third annual Advanced Placement District honor roll, a recognition from the College Board.

New Milford is one of 26 districts in Connecticut meeting criteria in Advanced Placement coursework offered and taken by students.

From 2010 through this year, the school district has increased the number of students taking AP courses and the number of AP courses, while maintaining performance levels on AP exams at level 3 or higher.

Joshua Smith, New Milford's assistant superintendent of schools, said he is encouraged by New Milford's placement on the honor roll.

"What we want is as many students as possible at our high school taking college-level courses," Mr. Smith said. "This shows the College Board recognizes that we are making strides."

The goal is to have New Milford High School graduates ready to enroll in challenging coursework at the college level, he said.

Susan Tuz