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LCHS AP program named to National AP Honor Roll

Posted on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Four Tennessee school districts, among them Lincoln County, have been named to the National Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll, according to a post by Communications Team on Nov. 14 at Classrooms Chronicles.

Every year the College Board recognizes districts across the country that increase access to AP coursework while also maintaining or increasing the percentage of students that earn a three or higher on AP exams.

In addition to Lincoln County, the other Tennessee school districts making the grade include Blount County Schools, Maryville City Schools, and McMinn County School.

Lincoln County’s AP teachers from Lincoln County High School are Susan Hampton, who teaches AP biology; Thomas Hastings, who teaches AP U.S. history; Jack Jean, who teaches AP English literature and composition; Beth Morris, who teaches AP calculus; and Katie Wheat, who teaches AP chemistry.

“We are fortunate to have teachers who love both their work and their students,” said Dr. Wanda Shelton, director of schools for Lincoln County School System. “Teachers at LCHS wanted to be trained to teach these AP classes. They go the extra mile to make sure that each student learns all the skills and content needed.

“I am pleased with the hard work and dedication of our administrators, our teachers, and especially our students,” she added. “It is very nice to be honored for having increased our AP enrollment, and it is even nicer to know that our AP students are performing so well.”

The College Board uses data on increased access to AP courses, the percentage of minority students who took AP exams, and student performance levels to identify districts that earn a spot on the list, according to the post.