Stone High School earns national recognition
By Jody O'Hara
Mar 13, 2014, 09:33
The Stone High School Advanced Placement program has earned national honors.
The College Board, an organization dedicated to assisting high school students in their transition to college, rates schools which offer Advanced Placement programs.
Founded in 1900, the organization was created to expand access to higher education.
Today, the membership association is made up of more than 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.
The Stone County School District was the only one in the State of Mississippi to be honored with one of the AP District of the Year awards.
Of the more than 14,000 school districts in the nation, just 539 were chosen for the award.
"I just thought it was tremendous that we won this award," said SCSD Superintendent Gwen Miller. "It shows we're reaching above and beyond our expectations and out students are soaring."
Information released by The College Board said the award was for, "public school districts that simultaneously achieved increases in access to AP courses for a broader number of students and also maintained or improved the rate at which their AP students earned scores of 3 or higher on an Ap exam."
Stone High offers Ap classes in U.S. and World History.
Freddie Wegner teaches AP U.S. History and said the award was a credit to the work ethic of his students.
"It tells me that I had a hard-working group of kids last year," he said. "That Ap exam is a tough one."
Students have one hour to complete a multiple-choice exam and then get two hours in which to write three essays.
Jonathan Baum is the AP World History instructor.
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