Franklin Township: Superintendent Merit Goals Set for 2018-2019 School Year

To achieve this goal, Ravally plans to partner with Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS), a non-profit that works to give minority and low-income students equal access to Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses.

“What we’re going to attempt to do is try and identify what the barriers are to enrollment, and then work to eliminate those barriers so that we can enroll more kids,” Ravally told TAPinto during Thursday’s board meeting. “There are about 400 students that we feel that could handle those AP courses, and we need to identify them and get them in so we can have a more equitable representation of our student body in those courses.”


Virginia Beach schools sees increase in AP students and AP scholars

The district also partnered with Equal Opportunity Schools to increase enrollment of low income and minority students in the AP courses.

Thanks at least in part to that partnership, the division saw an increased participation from demographic subgroups, including an 8.4 percent rise in the number of African-American students taking AP exams.

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