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Coal City School District 1 has been recognized by the College Board to the 10th annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll.

According to the board, included schools have significantly increased access to AP courses among historically underrepresented student groups, while maintaining or improving the percentage of students who earned scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.

Students who earn a 3 or higher may use the class as college credit.  Coal City Superintendent Kent Bugg said the district has built up its AP program over the last 10 years and that Coal City will offer 12 AP courses for the 2020-2021 school year.

Coal City is one of 250 schools recognized nationally, and one of only 11 in Illinois. In other district news, Angie Phillips, Jennifer Savoie, and Tricia Togliatti have become National Board Certified teachers.