HCISD named to College Board’s sixth annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll


The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District was recently named to the College Board’s 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll list.

“This is the first year HCISD is recognized in the annual Honor Roll list,” said Superintendent Dr. Art Cavazos. “We are making significant gains in our AP Program and this honor attests to that. I commend our dedicated teachers and administrators for their commitment to working with our students to achieve high levels of performance.”

This list recognizes institutions for increasing access to Advanced Placement course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.

HCISD is one of 425 districts across the U.S. and Canada and only one in four from the Rio Grande Valley to be recognized this year.

Inclusion on the 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2013 to 2015, for the following criteria.

  • Increased participation/access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts, and at least 11 percent in small districts;
  • Increased or maintained the percentage of exams taken by African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students, and;
  • Improved performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2015 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2013, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.

To view the complete 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll, click here.

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