AP enrollment skyrockets: District 186’s push pays off

The district last year retained Equal Opportunity Schools, a Seattle-based nonprofit that aims to identify kids, particularly minorities, who are capable of rigorous coursework but are not enrolled in AP classes and get them signed up for such classes. The district says that 203 students, or roughly two-thirds of the increase in AP enrollment, were identified with the help of EOS.

“I think it’s exceeded what we thought would happen,” said Superintendent Jennifer Gill. “I’ve been very proud of the schools saying, ‘We are going to really take this seriously.’”

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