The Kentucky Science and Technology Corp. has partnered with a national non-profit organization, National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), to launch a program designed to strengthen math and science education in Kentucky.
Under the new AdvanceKentucky initiative, 12 high schools across the state have been selected to implement a proven model for dramatically growing their math, science and English advanced placement (AP) programs that offer rigorous, college-level coursework in high school.
Research demonstrates that students who have access to strong AP programs are more prepared to do college level work in math, science, and engineering. Over five years, schools with NMSI’s Teacher Training and Incentive Programs for AP and pre-AP courses experienced up to five times more growth in students scoring well on AP exams in math and science than those schools without the program.
The first 12 Kentucky schools selected to participate in the program include: Anderson County High School, Barren County High School, Corbin Independent High School, Henderson County High School, Lone Oak High School, Marion County High School, North Laurel High School, Reidland High School, Scott County High School, Shelby County High School, South Laurel High School, and Warren East High School. More schools will be added to the program each year.