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Opportunity Awards

Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll

The College Board is announcing the 2015 Gaston Caperton Honor Roll, a list of 130 districts across the U.S. that are 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 demonstrate significant and consistent growth in the number of underrepresented and low-income students taking college-level courses, and applying to four or more colleges.

There is no application to be on the Honor Roll; instead the College Board looks across multiple data sets to identify recipients. To be included in the Honor Roll, districts must have:

  1. Increased the number of underrepresented students who took the SAT®;
  2. Increased the number of underrepresented students who took an AP® course and exam;
  3. Increased the number of underrepresented students who were on-track for college, as demonstrated by scoring 1550+ on the SAT;
  4. Increased the number of underrepresented students who scored a 3+ on an AP Exam; and
  5. Increased the number of underrepresented students who sent their SAT scores to at least four colleges.

 

The complete 2015 Gaston Caperton Honor Roll can be found here.