Students will have new classes to choose from

By: Sean Evans Email
By: Sean Evans Email

Clay County High School students will have a new set of classes to choose from next fall.

Funded by Advance KY, 10 advance placement classes ranging from biology to calculus will be added to the curriculum.

Clay County High School is one of 44 schools in the state to receive a portion of the 13.2 million dollar fund from the National Math and Science Initiative.

The money will go toward instructing teachers and getting supplies needed to make the classes a success.

Advance KY recruiters visit participating schools to encourage students to sign up.

“A lot of them really don't think they're an AP student. They think I've never taken an honors class, I've never been that kid who is in the top five percent.' and that's not what we want. We want everybody who has a shred of spark of initiative to be able to take those classes,” Tina Rose said.

School administrators look forward to the success that virtually every participating school has enjoyed.

“We anticipate increased enrollments, and increased success. There have been several schools in this area that have participated in the program the last couple of years and they've shown dramatic results and enjoyed a lot of success that we're hoping to do the same here,” Clay County High School Principal Mike White said.

Principal White says faculty, as well as students, are looking forward to the new classes.

Other schools in our area receiving funding include North and South Laurel High Schools, and Perry Central High School.

The money is given to the national math and science initiative by Exxon Mobile Corporation and the Dell and Gates Foundations.

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