|4/17/2017 9:52:00 AM|
DHS recognized as Pacesetter School
At the Dodgeville School Board's monthly meeting, moved to Thursday, April 6 to accommodate Spring Break, Dodgeville School District superintendent Jeff Jacobson has some news to share with the school board.
Dodgeville High School has been recognized as a Pacesetter School by the Wisconsin Advanced Placement Advisory Council. This award recognizes DHS for its impressive record of AP (Advanced Placement) student access and success, Jacobson said.
To qualify for the award, the school had to have at least 10% of its population taking one or more AP exams during the school year. AP classes include a rigorous curriculum, along with rigorous testing that allows students to earn college credit if they pass the AP exam.
The Pacesetter designation also means that students earned passing grades on at least 60% of the exams taken.
"For many of our students, the challenge of these courses is the reward in and of itself," Laura Nyberg, DHS principal said. "It doesn't hurt that they are able to enter post secondary school with some credits under their belt. For some, this increases the chances of finishing college in four years instead of adding an extra semester."
DHS students have AP opportunities in several course areas, including Art, Calculus, Literature and Composition, Language and Composition, Chemistry and United States History. AP European History was approved by the board just this past year and will be added to the AP list for the 2017-2018 school year....
See the rest of the story in the April 13 Chronicle issue.
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