AP Spanish Language and College readiness

By Mario Conde

YolandaCotaThe Calexico High School Bulldogs will be recognized as number #1 in the nation in AP Spanish Language and College readiness for 2009.

In a press release made by Calexico High School principal Gilbert Barraza, he said that Calexico High School The College Board AP Report to The Nation, Will Be Announcing and Featuring Calexico High School in their 2010 February Issue. The announcement will highlight Calexico’s high proficiency in the Spanish AP test for this year and putting the Bulldogs as number one in the United States.

The Calexico High School Principal congratulated AP Spanish teacher Yolanda Cota and Ana Montes for good job in Calexico and called them a “dynamite Team.”

“The Calexico United School District faculty and staff have created and sustained a College Going Initiative committed to maximizing our student’s potential.” Barraza said.

He also highlighted that the district is 98% of the Calexico Unified School District enter kindergarten with little or no English and additionally 88% of them are economically disadvantage. More than three fourths of the students have limited English proficiency and are classified English learners, he said.

Barraza also mentioned that US News and World Report declares Calexico High School a Silver Medal School winner with a College Readiness Index of 25.9. Calexico High School has been awarded with 12 Gates Millennium Scholars over the last four years and has averaged an 82% college going rate to two and four year institutions such as U.C. Berkeley, U.C. San Diego, U.C. Davis, UCLA, U.C. Riverside and Stanford to name a few.

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