The Irving ISD celebrated receiving the National Advanced Placement District of the Year Award with a pep rally Wednesday morning at Irving High School.
The district’s AP program was named number one in the country by The College Board, with 2,653 students enrolled in AP classes. Out of those students, 935 scored between a 3 and a 5 on their AP exams during the 2013-14 school year.
The celebration included a pep rally featuring the Irving High drum line, JROTC, cheerleaders, drill team and choir. Students who earned AP Scholar designations were recognized, and an AP teacher and student–Joseph Trujillo of MacArthur High–were among the speakers. A congratulatory video from Gov. Greg Abbott was shown, and College Board representatives presented the AP District of the Year Award to Superintendent Jose Parra and school board president Larry Stipes.
Congrats to all!