BISD Students Scores National Hispanic Merit Recognition

BISD Students Scores National Hispanic Merit Recognition
Posted on 03/05/2018
This is the image for the news article titled BISD Students Scores National Hispanic Merit RecognitionBrazosport ISD students Marcos Ayala (Brazoswood HS), Zackary Dobert (Brazoswood) and Adrian Aguilar (Brazosport HS) placed in the top 2.5% on college entrance exam PSAT/NMSQT® among all Hispanic and Latino test-takers in the region. As a result they been invited to participate in the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP).

“This is more great evidence of how well our students are prepared for college and achieving at exceptionally high levels,” said Brazosport ISD Superintendent of Schools Danny Massey.

The NHRP was initiated in 1983 by the College Board to identify outstanding Hispanic high school students. Every year the NHRP recognizes around 5,000 of the 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the test. The College Board’s NHRP program is an academic honor that colleges use to identify academically exceptional Hispanic/Latino students. Qualification for recognition is based on the student's combined verbal, math, and writing skill scores on the PSAT/NMSQT taken in the student's junior year of high school. PSAT score cutoffs vary each year by state, but typically range in the high 180s to low 190s. Students must also self-identify as Hispanic on the PSAT/NMSQT. A minimum grade point average is established for the program and this academic information is requested directly from the high schools.

In order to be eligible, students must be at least one-quarter Hispanic. Each year the NHRP identifies approximately 5,000 of the highest scoring students from a nationwide total of 250,000 high school juniors who took the PSAT/NMSQT and designated themselves as Hispanic as well as approximately 200 of the top scoring PAA students from Puerto Rico. The nationwide selection also includes students from Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and U.S. citizens attending international and APO schools.

Adrian Aguilar - Hispanic NMS
Adrian Aguilar (Brazosport HS)

Marcos Ayala - Hispanic NMS
Marcos Ayala (Brazoswood HS)

Zackary Dobert - National Hispanic
Zackary Dobert (Brazoswood HS)
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