Advanced Placement enrollment at Scott County High School nears 800. In the coming days, students will take almost 700 Advanced Placement tests hoping to achieving qualifying scores and receive college credit even before officially graduating from SCHS. The number of such scores has quadrupled at SCHS in recent years.
Superintendent Patricia Putty addressed a cheering crowd of Advanced Placement students who are preparing to sit these important exams. "I am the proudest I have ever been today when I see 483 students taking Advanced Placement courses," Mrs. Putty applauded students.
Representatives from the National Math & Science Initiative (NMSI) and Advance Kentucky were on hand last week as ExxonMobil awarded $10,000 to strengthen the AP program at SCHS. The grant is a result of a national ad campaign which featured SCHS teacher Melody Stacy, first airing during the Masters Golf Tournament.
Kentucky Representative, and former Advanced Placement student at Scott County High School, encouraged students to take AP exams seriously and try their best. Quarles, who earned college credit as a student at SCHS prior to enrollment at the University of Kentucky, expressed appreciation to the dedicated teachers of Scott County Schools.