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Flagstaff Unified placed on College Board’s Advanced Placement Honor Roll

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  • Karin Eberhard/Flagstaff Unified School District

Coconino High School Had Every Senior Fill Out College Applications, And They Had A Contest To Decorate The Doors In The School Encouraging Students To Think About College.

Flagstaff Unified School District was recently notified that we have been placed on the College Board’s 5th Annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success.

Flagstaff Unified School District is one of 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada (2 others in the State of Arizona) being honored by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual AP District Honor roll.

Flagstaff Unified placed on College Board's Advanced Placement Honor Roll FlagstaffAPHonorRollDoors

Coconino High School had every senior fill out college applications, and they had a contest to decorate the doors in the school encouraging students to think about college.

FUSD qualified for this honor by meeting and exceeding three separate goals.

• Increasing participation and access to AP course work
• Maintaining and increasing the percentage of African-American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian students who are taking AP exams
• Improving performance levels on AP exams by increasing the percentage of students earning scores of a 3 or higher on AP exams.

Reaching these goals indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP.

Superintendent Barbara Hickman notes that this is reflective of a set of strategic initiatives undertaken by the school district and championed by the Governing Board over the past four years.

“These results show that the district’s efforts towards higher academic understanding are paying off,” Hickman said. “We have all 11th graders take the ACT free of charge for students, we have expanded our higher level course offerings and our elementary and middle schools have worked hard to both increase course rigor and articulate with our high schools.”

“FUSD has received several state and national recognitions recently, but this one, in particular, is one we are proud of as it shows that a collective, inclusive focus on higher level academics for all students is successful,” Hickman said.