KNHS Celebrates College Readiness Program in Hangar 52 on Whiteman AFB.
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Thursday, October 06, 2016
College Readiness Celebration
College Readiness Celebration

Knob Noster High School Celebrates AP Success with NMSI’s College Readiness Program

Knob Noster, MO – Knob Noster High School today announced the kickoff of a three-year $400,000 investment in its students through the addition of a comprehensive Advanced Placement® (AP®) program resulting from a partnership with the National Math and Science Initiative’s (NMSI) College Readiness Program. The announcement came at a unique school assembly held in Hangar 52 on Whiteman Air Force Base at which time Knob Noster students and faculty were joined by Governor Jay Nixon, Missouri Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven, Brigadier General Paul Tibbets, and Marcus Lingenfelter, Vice President of NMSI.

The program is proving to be an immediate success among students.  This semester alone, Knob Noster High School has recorded over 150 enrollments in Advanced Placement courses, such as AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Physics, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP English and AP Spanish.  Students recognize AP courses as a meaningful and challenging way to not only prepare for college, but as an avenue for getting a jump start toward a college degree.  AP exam scores of three or higher (on a five-point scale) qualify students for college credit at many colleges and universities across the country.  Last year, NMSI partner schools averaged a 68 percent increase in the number of qualifying math, science and English exam scores earned by their students — 10 times the national average.

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