Moreno Valley Named Medium Sized AP District of the Year
Moreno Valley Named Medium Sized AP District of the YearJose Rios, Director, Multicultural Relations, College Board
Moreno Valley Unified School District students, teachers, district and school administrators, and College Board leadership came together at Valley View High School to the district Advanced Placement® District of the Year award.
Moreno Valley was one of 373 school districts across the U.S. and Canada that achieved placement on the annual AP District Honor Roll, but a leader among medium-sized school districts — defined as having between 8,000 and 49,999 students — in expanding access to Advanced Placement Program ® (AP®) courses while simultaneously improving AP Exam performance.
“Among the more the 12,000 school districts in the United States, Moreno Valley Unified School District is one of three that especially stands out for their AP achievements last year,” said Trevor Packer, head of the College Board’s AP Program. “By achieving some of the highest gains in AP participation and exam scores across an increasingly diverse AP population, Moreno Valley educators and administrators helped many more students save time and money in college.”
Students who take AP courses send a signal to colleges that they’re serious about their education and that they’re willing to challenge themselves. that students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely than their peers to complete a college degree on time—which means they avoid paying for, for example, a fifth year of tuition.
“I am incredibly proud of the students and educators from Moreno Valley Unified School District for being named the AP District of the Year because this recognition reflects the district’s commitment to preparing students for college and career success through challenging coursework. Thank you for providing this opportunity for students to push their academic limits and giving them this chance to go above and beyond what is expected from them,” said California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond.
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