NEISD named a District of the Year by AP Collegeboard
North East ISD has been named to the third annual Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll. NEISD is one of only 12 in the state to make this list, and the only district in the San Antonio area to earn the recognition.
Not only has the number of students at NEISD taking AP exams increased, but so too have the scores. This means, more students are able to potentially earn credit for college, even before they graduate high school. Currently, NEISD has 6,600 students enrolled in AP courses.
"To accomplish such a task takes a strong commitment on the part of parents, teachers, and students," said Tami Shaw, NEISD college/career readiness coordinator. "It is quite an achievement!"
NEISD was also recognized for its large population of economically disadvantaged students, as well as its diversity.
"Our teachers and administrators are dedicated to reaching Every Child, Every Day, and this accolade acknowledges the district’s commitment to success for all students," said Dr. Brian G. Gottardy, superintendent of schools. "Our Advanced Placement Program is stellar in preparing our students for college and a career. We have put support structures in place to provide AP opportunities to a diverse group of students, many of whom will be the first in their families to attend college. Our efforts to increase AP participation and success are opening doors for more students to pursue their dreams after high school."
The entire Honor Roll list can be viewed at: http://press.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/files/ap-honor-roll-111312.pdf.
Wyndi Charlton, Churchill High School AP English teacher, and her class.
Posted on November 15, 2012