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Volusia County Schools Recognized by the College Board

The School District of Volusia County recently received the Access to Excellence Award for Districts from the College Board. The award recognizes the districtís commitment to excellence for all students by closing the achievement gap among its students.

To accomplish this goal, Volusia developed a comprehensive plan that focuses on increased academic rigor for all students. As a result of this commitment, the number of AP test takers increased 179 percent since 2000, including an increase of 252 percent for African-American students and 197 percent for Hispanic test takers, and the number of AP exams more than doubled since 2000.

Volusia is the only school district in the Southern Region of the College Board, which includes 10 states, to receive this prestigious award.