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West Shore Jr./Sr. High School is a secondary school in Melbourne, Fla., serving grades 7–12 as part of the Brevard (Fla.) Public Schools System. Last year Newsweek recognized West Shore as one of America’s Top High Schools.Jeanie Griffin, Language Arts Teacher at West Shore Jr./Sr. High School shares her experience teaching AP Capstone for the first time, and discusses how her students are responding to the new curriculum.
There is a common thread running through all of the work that the College Board does: delivering opportunity to students. New developments such as the expanded scholarship opportunities through the PSAT/NMSQT®, the College Readiness and Success System and the Assessment Redesign, and our Access to OpportunityTM initiatives provide the foundation for this work.
A recent post on the Blotter—the online student publication for New Albany High School in New Albany, IN—outlined strategies in place to help students through the process of succeeding both in AP classes and on AP exams. Assistant Principal Bill Krammes, who also serves as a member of the College Board’s Midwestern Regional Council, talked to the Blotter about the benefits of AP.
On Monday, February 9, Fast Company Magazine named the College Board one of the world’s top 10 most innovative companies of 2015 in education for its work to redesign the SAT.
On Friday, Jan. 30, Cory Notestine, a school counselor at Alamosa High School in Alamosa, CO was named the 2015 School Counselor of the Year at a White House ceremony hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and actress Connie Britton.
Today marks the beginning of the 2015 National School Counselor Week, and the College Board is excited to celebrate the work of school counselors. The College Board was one of seven organizations represented at a recent convening of leaders and advocates for the school counseling profession at San Diego State University, in partnership with the White House's College Opportunity Agenda and the First Lady’s Reach Higher Initiative. As a result of this convening, the College Board and participating organizations released a statement outlining the necessary components of effective college counseling.