5 local districts earn AP honors
and Canada, and among 37 in Ohio, to be named to the AP District Honor Roll for 2012 and one of those districts also earned recognition and funding for its STEM education.
Beavercreek, Bethel, Centerville, Kettering and Vandalia Butler were recognized by The College Board for their work in increasing access to Advanced Placement courses, while at the same time increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher (out of 5) on AP exams.
The College Board is a not for profit group that promotes college readiness.
AP courses are college level classes that students take at the high school level.
To be included on the 2012 honor roll, The College Board examined three years of AP data from these distric tiffany co ts, from 2010 12.
The data included in this designation included whether there was at least an increase of 4 percent in large districts, 6 percent in medium sized districts or 11 percent in small districts; a steady or increasing percentage of exams taken by minority students; and performance levels that were maintai tiffany co ned or improved compared to 2010 or whether the district already had attained a performance level in which more than 70 percent of the AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.
Centerville High School also was one of nine schools in eight states, and the only one in Ohio, recognized by the SME Education Foundation as a model school for STEM manufacturing education. STEM stands for “science, technology, engineering and math.”
Centerville High was chosen to participate in SME’s Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education program, which includes a three year commitment of time and money from SME.
As part of this honor, the organization has pledged to help build strong partnerships between Centerville High and the local manufacturing base for job shadows, mentoring and internships. It also has donated $35,000 to support equipment upgrades, continuing education for instructors and a STEM based camp for middle school students.
Bart Aslin, the chief executive offic tiffany co er of SME, said Centerville was chosen because it has the right mix of academic and tiffany co real world experience.
“Since there is a significant lack of any manufacturing experience at the university level, the importance of students having access to the manufacturing hands on course of study is critical to building a technically skilled workforce,” Aslin said.
Centerville High teacher Dan Stacy said the funding and support will help strengthen the quality of manufacturing education at the school.