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Le Grand High School District earns spot on binational Honor Roll

Le Grand Union High School District is one of 250 school districts in the United States and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 10th Annual AP District Honor Roll.

To be included on the 10th Annual Honor Roll, Le Grand Union High School District had to, since 2017, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.

Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP. Le Grand Union High School District has also been the recipient of Best High School Award by the US News and World Report; ranking amongst the best high schools in the state and the nation.

“This is a great recognition of the many programs we have in the district including our Advanced Placement, Medical and Agriculture Academies,” said District Superintendent Donna Alley. “This recognition also validates our continued efforts to break down barriers that hold students back from taking AP courses. It is our desire to continue building bridges that allow more students to push their boundaries and take advantage of the many opportunities offered at Le Grand Union High School District.”

National data from 2019 show that among American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students with a high degree of readiness for AP, only about half are participating. The first step to getting more of these students to participate is to give them access.

Le Grand Union High School District serves students from the Tri-City Area (Le Grand, Planada and Plainsburg) in Merced County.

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