The College Board announced in a November 13, 2012 press release the 3rd Annual AP (Advanced Placement Program) District of the Year Awards listing Worth County, among only seven districts in the state, on the 2012 Honor Roll. This and more below:
The AP Annual Honor Roll ‘consists of the 539 U.S. 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’.
The College Board press release also states achieving both of these goals is the ideal scenario for a district’s AP program because it indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit most from rigorous AP course work. More than 90 percent of colleges and universities across the U.S. offer college credit, advanced placement or both for a score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam — which can potentially save students and their families thousands of dollars in college tuition.
The seven districts in Georgia include Dekalb, Gwinnett, Walker, Rockdale, Madison, Oconee and Worth as the lone southwest Georgia school listed.
“We applaud the extraordinary efforts of the devoted teachers and administrators in these 539 districts, who are fostering rigorous work worth doing. These educators have not only expanded student access to AP course work, but they have enabled more of their students to achieve on a college level—which is helping to create a strong college-going culture,” said College Board President, David Coleman.
Worth County High School Parent Involvement Coordinator Kathy Conger said of the accomplishment, “All of the hard work from our teachers, students, staff, parents, and anyone else involved in our students’ education is really paying off.”
STUDENTS DOING THEIR PART
Worth County Middle School students were in town raising funds for the WCMS Basketball program Saturday. See a few of the participating students below:
To get involved with or contribute to the growth of athletic programs in Worth County Schools, contact the Worth Board of Education at (229) 776- 8600.