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Lamar CISD honored by College Board for preparing students for college

Feb 25, 2016 | Community Relations
Lamar CISD is one of 130 school districts in the United States – and one of only 21 in Texas – placed on the College Board’s Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll. 

Districts featured on the Honor Roll expanded access to higher education by providing students with rigorous academic offerings and innovative college-preparation programs. 

The award is named for the former governor of West Virginia who was president of the College Board 1999-2012.

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.

To be included on the Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll, a school district must:
•          Increase the total number of underrepresented students who took the SAT;
•          Increase the total number of underrepresented students who took an AP course and exam;
•          Increase 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; and
•          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 exemplary classroom instruction, challenging courses and daily hard work and practice make all the difference in the lives of students.