• EARLIER: Collins says ‘her’ high school looks ‘marvelous’

    Much like former Gov. Martha Layne Collins was a pioneer, she sees Shelby County’s new school that will carry her name in the same vein.

    “It’s a model,” she said after a guided tour on Monday.

    Collins was invited along as school board members are taking tours this week of the school.

  • Most Shelby students higher in MAP

    The Shelby County Board of Education got its first look at the district's 2009-2010 MAP scores compared to the national averages at Thursday' board meeting.


    The Measures of Academic Progress test is given three times – in the fall, winter and spring – to students in second through 10th grade, and next year the district will add 11th grade as well.


  • SCHS rewrites dress code

    Students walking into Shelby County High School on the first day of school Aug. 13 may see more stripes and colors than last year.

    The school's Site-Based Decision-Making Council approved Tuesday a new school dress code that permits students to wear polo shirts and bottoms in “any color or pattern.”

    Last year's policy required solid colors and bottoms to be specific colors.

  • Schools taking advantage of Jefferson-based program


  • School board to give Collins funding for engineering program

    Despite struggling with finding funding, the Shelby County Board of Education voted Thursday to proceed with Project Lead The Way at Collins High School.

    Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nationwide non-profit program that helps establish pre-engineering programs in middle and high schools.

  • Board approves school redistricting

    The redistricting plan to balance the enrollment of Shelby County High School and the future Martha Layne Collins High School was approved by the Shelby County School Board on Thursday.

    The Osprey Cove-Cloverbrook Farms and Autumn Ridge areas are switching from West to East attendance areas, which will have students in those locations attending East Middle and Shelby County high School starting with the 2010-2011 school year.

  • Painted Stone performs above the rest

    The Kentucky Core Contest Tests results and Annual Yearly Progress report showed that all nine Shelby County Public Schools are well on their way to reaching the state’s academic index goal of 100 by 2014.  But one school already has crushed the target. At the Sept.

  • School budget has uneasy balance

    The Shelby County school district presented its tentative budget during Thursday's school board meeting, taking its second look at what 2010-2011 should look like.

    The first budget, the draft budget, was prepared in late January, and the final version, the working budget, will be finished in the fall, once the final enrollment numbers are known.

  • Biomedical sciences added at SCHS


  • EARLIER: Collins principal discusses new school

    Like hundreds of his fellow juniors, it’s clear that Adam Miller is ready for his senior year of high school. But whether he will be graduating as a Rocket or a Titan remains up in the air.

    Miller was in a crowd of more than 100 in the Shelby County High School Theater on Thursday night as Martha Layne Collins High School Principal Anthony Hatchell shared the latest information on the new high school and answered an assortment of questions from parents and students, ranging from concerns about course offerings to athletic inquiries.