Written by Sunny Chancy, Assistant Principal of Curriculum, Wakulla High School Saturday, 20 October 2012 14:13
Academic excellence and rigor are among the top priorities at Wakulla High School as evidenced by the school's thriving Advanced Placement program.Advanced Placement (AP) is a nationally recognized curriculum regulated by The College Board that aligns subject matter and rigor with college-level classes.
The goal of the program is two-fold: expose and prepare students for college-level work and give students the opportunity to excel by earning college credit by passing an examination at the end of the year. In these exams, Wakulla High School exceeds the national average in subjects such as Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, and U.S. Government and Politics.
Teachers have tirelessly participated in workshops in their subject areas, planned lessons that correlate with the Advanced Placement curriculum, and collaborated with other professionals to ensure the success of their students both at Wakulla High School and beyond.
Wakulla High School began their Advanced Placement program in 2001 with two courses and twenty-six students and it has grown to boast thirteen courses with an enrollment of over four hundred students. "The success of our AP program, due largely to the commitment of our teachers, gives our students the opportunity to not only learn complex thinking imperative for college, but compete nationally for college admission and lucrative scholarships," said Michael Crouch, principal of Wakulla High School.
The continued success of Wakulla High School's Advanced Placement program has resulted in the addition of courses each year and the assurance that students are prepared to advance to college and be successful when they get there.
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