High schools target ‘unlikely’ students for advanced classes

Minority students like Arianna, who is African American, and Andrea, who is Latina, are generally considered unlikely AP and IB pupils due to their ethnicities and lower-income backgrounds.

But such profiling is changing in the Simi Valley Unified School District as a result of its recent partnership with Equal Opportunity Schools, a not-for-profit organization devoted to closing the equity gap for demographically challenged students in academically rigorous AP and IB classes.

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