AdvanceKentucky STEM program shows results

AdvanceKentucky, a statewide initiative dedicated to helping Kentucky’s students excel in rigorous academic courses of math, science and English, is showing positive results. At a time when many industries need employees with a strong knowledge of math and science, the program is well on its way to helping fill the gap.

The program guides students to and through advance placement (AP) courses in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and English while in high school, rewarding both them and their teachers monetarily for their success on final exams. On the most recent 2010 AP exams, the 28 AdvanceKentucky schools alone contributed 43 percent of all new qualifying scores (QS) earned across Kentucky and 69 percent of new QS earned by minority students.

Sixty-four Kentucky high schools will participate in the program in the 2011-2012 school year. Will your area students benefit from the AdvanceKentucky program? View the map of participating schools.

A partnership between Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC) and the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), the program is funded by Exxon Mobil Corporation and the Dell and Gates Foundations. To read the full press release from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education click here.

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