McCall-Donnelly School District Placed on the College Board's Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll!
For Immediate Release: March 14, 2016
McCall-Donnelly School District Placed on the College Board’s Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll for Expanding Access to College
130 School Districts Across the U.S. Are Honored
McCall, Idaho — McCall-Donnelly School District is one of 130 school districts 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, the McCall-Donnelly 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.
About the McCall-Donnelly School District
The McCall-Donnelly School District serves 1,100 students and families in the communities of McCall and Donnelly. Located in the mountains100 miles north of the city of Boise, our community is a favorite recreation destination for many of Idaho’s residents and guests from out of state. The District includes: Donnelly Elementary, Barbara Morgan Elementary, Payette Lakes Middle School, Heartland Alternative High School and McCall-Donnelly High School.
About the College Board
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program®. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools.