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Posted: July 14, 2012 5:33 p.m.

Alcovy sees progress in classroom

Despite recent controversy, Alcovy High School continues to strive for excellence and its students continue to achieve, winning coveted scholarships and improving test scores every year. Not only in academics, but in extracurricular activities and sports, AHS is working hard to be the best of the best.

"The teachers, staff and students make Alcovy High School special because of the love for teaching, learning and exploration that permeate through the halls and classrooms of AHS," said Principal LaQuanda Carpenter. "There is a lot of AHS Tiger Pride that can be felt when one enters AHS."

Carpenter listed several accomplishments from AHS students and the school as a whole, including: 2011 AP Stem School, 2012 AP Honor School, AP Access and Support School, second consecutive year to have a Gates Millennium Scholar, boys basketball advanced to the Elite Eight and girls to the Final Four, third place in the regional reading bowl and two students attending Girl's State, a summer leadership and citizenship program sponsored by the American Legion.

Superintendent Gary Mathews said, "Looking at Alcovy's Georgia assessment results, we see all 80s and 90s with exception of math which is an area of concern all over the state. The change over to the so-called ‘integrated math' approach has not served many students very well statewide.

"That said, AHS faculty and administration are determined to see progress going forward and from my preliminary review of 2011-12 EOCT results; I see lot's of progress over 2010-11. That's good news. And when you look at Alcovy's four-year cohort graduation rate, the school is just shy of three points from the overall Georgia average or, put another way, in a virtual statistical tie. We will see continued improvements at each of our high schools."

 

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