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Education

  • EARLIER: Shelby's AP scores rise dramatically

    Former and current SCHS and Collins students have been recognized for excellence in Advanced Placement exam scores.

    As one of the first schools in the AdvanceKentucky program, Shelby County High School has seen a dramatic increase in the College Board's AP program.

    And this year's increase was even better.

  • Tech center gets college coach

    The Shelby County Area Technology Center soon will start helping students with much more than technical skills.

    Area Supervisor Mary Stratton applied for and received a grant f that will put a College Coach in the school by the start of November. The coach will help students from the ATC, SCHS and Collins.

  • Shelby tech center gets high marks from state

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  • Shelby's ACT scores up but below benchmarks

    The Shelby County school district saw a considerable increase in ACT scores this year, but students continue to perform below benchmarks for college success.

    Kentucky requires every student to take the ACT in the fall of his or her junior year, and Shelby County saw an increase of .7 to a composite score of 18.7 in 2010.

    Assistant Superintendent for Student Achievement Kerry Fannin said the district was impressed by the growth.

    "An increase of point two to point three is considered significant growth," he said.

  • 2 queens for a day

    Collins High School will crown its first queen next Friday during a Homecoming celebration - Shelby County High School's Homecoming.

    They won't be at the same site, but the two schools will crown their queens on the same night.

    Because of scheduling problems for both schools, Shelby County's Homecoming celebration will be against North Bullitt, while across town Collins will face Bullitt East.

    "There was no avoiding it, really," SCHS Athletics Director Sally Zimmerman said.

  • EARLIER: School enrollment down slightly

    Shelby County Public Schools' enrollment was down slightly from projections, according to a report at Thursday’s meeting.

    The district had projected 6,571 students, but on Aug. 24 had 6,551 students enrolled throughout its 11 schools.

    Dave Weedman, the district's director of student support services, told the board that the district's "warm body" count, taken on the fifth day of school, puts them right on track.

  • Back to school: Smooth sailing

     

  • Preliminary testing shows improvement

    The Shelby County Board of Education got to walk through the district's first year of MAP data during Thursday's meeting and to learn how administration and teachers can use the data to track learning by school, grade, class and individual student.

    Kerry Fannin, the assistant superintendent for student achievement, and Lisa Smith, the director of student programs and services, led two groups that showed how the district is able to breakdown the data.

  • Earlier rises may be in store for students

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  • Cornerstone expanding, growing

    Cornerstone Christian Academy will open on Aug. 16 with a few more students and a lot more to offer them.

    During  the summer, the school has received three generous donations that are helping expand educational opportunities at the small private school east of Shelbyville.

    "We put our desires and needs out there mainly by word of mouth and through our school board, and we have a great group of generous benefactors that want to see us continue to grow," Headmaster David Ladner said.