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Tahoe-Truckee school district placed on College Board honor roll

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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Tahoe Truckee Unified School District is one of 35 school districts in the state and 130 in the country being recognized for creating opportunities for traditionally underrepresented students.

School districts featured on the College Board's Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll have expanded access to higher education by providing students with rigorous academic offerings and innovative college-preparation programs.

These districts have also 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.

"I am very proud of this recognition as it is a direct reflection of all the work teachers, staff, counselors and administrators do every day to support our scholars and build a culture of success," said TTUSD Superintendent Rob Leri. "It also speaks to the efforts we have made to increase AP class offerings and provide free PSAT testing to all sophomores and juniors in our district."

To be included on the Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll, TTUSD had to have:

Increased the total number of underrepresented students who took the SAT,

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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; and

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.

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This article was submitted by the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Visit ttusd.org to learn more.