San Leandro USD

Leo Sheridan, Board President; Michael McLaughlin, Superintendent; Peter Oshinski, Board Vice President; Monique Tate, Board Clerk; James Aguilar, Evelyn Gonzalez, Diana Prola and Christian Rodriguez, Board Trustees

With strategic goals targeting access and equity through college and career readiness, San Leandro USD sought to increase the number of students taking Advanced Placement courses while increasing the diversity of those students to better prepare all students for college. Through systematic analysis of enrollment barriers, coupled with school-wide outreach efforts to identify students who may not have envisioned themselves as ready for advanced coursework, the district was successful in achieving its goals for increased enrollment in advanced classes with a diversity that better reflected the overall school demographics. Those efforts received national recognition from the College Board in 2018, when the district was named a College Board Advanced Placement District of the Year for being the national leader among medium-sized school districts in expanding access to Advanced Placement Program courses while simultaneously improving AP Exam performance.