Sixteen Valley Stream Central High School students have been selected as College Board National Recognition Program award recipients. The College Board has been a mainstay of the college admission process, developing and running standardized tests to prepare and assess students for college readiness. College Board’s National Recognition Program is an academic recognition given to students who take the PSAT/NMSQT and are African American, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous, attend school in a rural area, or are from a small town. The accolade identifies exemplary students from historically underrepresented groups, highlighting their outstanding academic performance to prospective colleges during their college search.
Criteria is based on academic achievement in school and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10 and/or Advanced Placement exams.
According to College Board officials, to be considered eligible for the recognition students includes:
Achieve the minimum requested PSAT/NMSQT scores (qualifying level may vary by state each year).
Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of their junior year. .
“We are so proud of our students for their hard work in gaining this recognition,” said Principal Candace Hugee. “Programs such as College Board are so essential because they help our District offer equitable access to higher education for all students. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for these bright students.”