Pickens County High School achieved status as an AP Stem School and an AP Stem Achievement School this week. The awards come from the College Board, an organization formed in 1900 that focuses on preparing students for college.
Follow-up on students readiness for post-high school was one of the areas the SACS (Southern Association for Colleges and Schools) recently named as an area they needed to address for even higher accreditation scores in the future. This designation should help achieve those goals.
Congratulations to the Pickens Dragons for their hard work and determination to see their high school students succeed!
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“The College Board is thrilled to announce the AP STEM Access program, an initiative created to increase the number of traditionally underrepresented minority and female high school students that participate in Advanced Placement® (AP) courses in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines. A $5 million grant made from Google as part of their Global Impact Awards to DonorsChoose.org will enable public high schools across the country to start approximately 500 new AP math and science courses and to encourage traditionally underrepresented minority (black/African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Hispanic/Latino) and female students who demonstrate strong academic potential to enroll and explore these areas of study and related careers.”