Three Granbury High School teachers had the opportunity to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board’s Advanced Placement examinations from all over the world on June 2-8, 2011.
Participating in Cincinnati were economics teacher Betty Lowry and computer science teacher Timothy Spurgers.In Colorado Springs was world history teacher Becky Grohman.
This year, more than 3.2 million examinations from more than 30 AP courses were evaluated by over 10,000 AP readers from universities and high schools. Representing many of the finest academic institutions in the world, AP readers are made up of professional educators from the United States, Canada, and abroad. This is a unique forum in which an academic dialogue between high school and college educators is fostered and strongly encouraged.
“The reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” said AP program vice president Trevor Packer. “It fosters professionalism, allows for the exchange of ideas, and strengthens the commitment to students and to teaching. We are very grateful for the contributions of these talented educators.”
According to the College Board, the AP program gives more than 1.8 million capable high school students an opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses and examinations. Based on their exam performance, successful students can receive credit and/or advanced placement when they enter college.
GHS currently offers or will be offering 22 AP classes in art, biology, calculus, chemistry, computer science, economics, English, environmental science, European history, French, German, music theory, physics, Spanish, statistics, U.S. government, U.S. history, and world history.