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GCS Named to Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll

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The Greeneville City School District has just been named one of 130 school districts across the nation to the Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll, a recognition to districts who are creating opportunities for traditionally underrepresented students. Greeneville City School District was the only district in Tennessee to receive this recognition.

From the College Board:

"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 underrespresented 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 full list can be found here.

"I am honored that Greeneville City Schools is being recognized with this specific award," said Dr. Jeff Moorhouse, Director of Greeneville City Schools. "It is a testament to our teachers and community who have high expectations for ALL students. Unlike other districts, Advanced Placement (AP) courses are not reserved for the top 25 percent in Greeneville. ALL of our students are expected and encourgaged to engage in rigorous coursework. Thank you to the students for stepping up to the challenge, to the teachers for the instructional support given, and to the families for encouraging their children to take AP courses. It is truely a TEAM effort."