Submitted by Shane Mauldin, MISD Communications
McKinney Boyd High School and McKinney High School have received the “2012 College Readiness Award” from the Texas ACT Council for increasing the number of students taking the ACT Assessment over the past five years and significantly increasing their level of achievement and college readiness.
“McKinney Boyd High School is extremely honored to receive the 2012 ACT College Readiness Award,” said Rick McDaniel, principal of McKinney Boyd High School.
“The hard work of our students, faculty and staff have made this award a reality, and on behalf of all of us at MBHS, we share this award with our supportive community. Thanks to all that were a part of this award and to those that support our daily mission of college preparation for all students,” he said.
The Texas ACT Council is comprised of secondary and postsecondary schools and colleges. ACT, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, provides assessment, research, information and program management services in the broad areas of education and workforce development and publishes the ACT Assessment.
The ACT Assessment college admissions test is used and accepted by all colleges nationwide and throughout Texas. In 2012, over 39% of Texas graduating high school seniors took the ACT in Texas while the total number of Texas students taking the ACT has increased over 40% since 2008. “The Texas ACT Council wanted to recognize those Texas high schools that have made significant strides in increasing the college and career readiness of their graduates as demonstrated by their ACT score increases over the past five years,” said Karen L. Pennell, Assistant Vice President and ACT Southwest Regional Manager.
“This can only happen as a result of the high school’s faculty and staff efforts and the dedication of McKinney Boyd High School and McKinney High School students and parents to focus on college and career readiness and raise the level of academic readiness for all students. Only 170 high schools in Texas were honored for this superior level of accomplishment which represents only 9% of all Texas high schools. these outstanding Texas high schools should be proud of their faculty, staff and students! Congratulations!”