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VSD Recipient of Opportunity Award

posted Feb 5, 2016, 6:54 AM by Vallivue Webmaster   [ updated Feb 12, 2016, 12:04 PM ]
Vallivue School District is one of 130 schools in the United States being recognized for creating opportunities for traditionally underrepresented students. The districts featured on the Honor Roll have expanded access to higher education by providing students with rigorous academic offerings and innovative college-preparation programs. 

Districts on the Honor Roll demonstrated significant and consistent growth in the number of underrepresented students and students from lower-income backgrounds participating in AP®, taking the SAT®, and applying to four or more colleges.

“The Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll recognizes educators and administrators who excel in delivering opportunity to students,” said David Coleman, president and CEO of the College Board. “By increasing access to stimulating courses and college opportunity, they have created a culture of success that will continue to grow and benefit students.”

There is no application process for the award. To be included on the Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll, Vallivue School District had to have:

  • Increased the total number of underrepresented students who took the SAT
  • Increased the total number of underrepresented students who took an AP course and exam
  • Increased the total number of underrepresented students who were on track for college, as demonstrated by scoring 1550+ on the SAT
  • Increased the total number of underrepresented students who scored a 3 or higher on an AP Exam
  • Increased the total number of underrepresented students who sent their SAT scores to at least four colleges

 Districts on the Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll show how exemplary classroom instruction, challenging courses, and daily hard work and practice make all the difference in the lives of students. 

The complete Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll can be found here.