Punahou School President Jim Scott has been honored by the College Board for his significant contributions to increasing educational access for students and his exemplary support of professional colleagues. The College Board’s Western Regional Assembly presented Scott with the 2012 Joe Allen Exemplar Award on Feb. 26, 2012, at the annual Western Regional Forum in Las Vegas.
In 1994, Scott was a founding member of the committee that spearheaded the Hawai‘i Advanced Placement Summer Institute, a weeklong institute devoted to enhancing AP instructional practices and strategies. Since its founding, more than 2,200 Hawai‘i public and private school teachers have been trained at the Institute. Scott launched the Clarence T.C. Ching PUEO program at Punahou School, which serves more than 280 public-school students who have high academic potential and low economic opportunity. The PUEO program was recognized with the 2010 CollegeKeys Compact Innovation Award from the College Board for being a model of effective best practices in helping lower-income students get ready for college.