NISD named to AP District Honor Roll

NISD named to AP District Honor Roll
Posted on 12/16/2019
NISD named to AP District Honor Roll

Nacogdoches ISD is one of 250 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement in the 10th annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll.

NISD earned its place on the honor roll by increasing the number of students since 2017 participating in AP courses while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on the AP Exam.

This is the second time NISD has been named to the AP District Honor Roll.

“This recognition stands as witness to the hard work of our students and staff,” said NISD interim Superintendent Alton Frailey. “Those courses come with a high level of rigor, and the tests are challenging. It’s more proof of the level of instruction and learning taking place at Nacogdoches High School.”

Inclusion in the 10th annual AP Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of data, from 2017 to 2019, looking across 38 AP exams. To be eligible for the award, NISD had to increase participation and access to AP exams; increase or maintain the percentage of student groups – including Black/African-American and Hispanic/Latino – taking exams and scoring at least a 3 on one test; and improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the 2019 percentage of students scoring at least a 3 to the 2017 percentage.

“These are high level courses, and I’m thrilled to see our students taking advantage of these offerings and having success at the same time,” said NISD Chief Academic Officer Dr. Daya Hill. “AP courses and tests are among the most stringent out there, and it’s wonderful to see our students succeeding.”

More than 4,000 colleges and universities accept AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, or both.

“We are very honored to receive this distinction,” said NHS Principal Dr. Rom Crespo. “The endless hours of acquiring knowledge, the late nights studying, and the desire of our students to be great, coupled with the hours of preparation by our teachers to engage and inspire our students every day has led to this accomplishment.”

“It's been my goal to increase accessibility to and equity within our advanced courses here in Nacogdoches ISD,” said Director of Advanced Academics Linda Autrey. “I’m so pleased that the College Board is recognizing the hard work and efforts of our staff and students. Our participation in AP courses and tests and number of successful scores are on the rise.”


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