Newsletter for August 27, 2016

Mon, Aug 29, 2016

Dear Students, Parents/Guardians, and Friends of Herron High School,

I want to thank all the parents who attended Meet the Teacher Night. We had a great turnout for the evening, and our teachers were grateful to have the opportunity to share their classroom plans and aspirations for student learning. We look forward to this event each year and to providing parents with a small taste of their student’s day to day experience and a sample of the type of challenging coursework their student will be engaged with throughout the year ahead.

At Herron High School, we place a high value on rigorous coursework. Thus, we have a built a robust Advanced Placement (AP) program. AP exams are taken in May each year and they measure college-level competency. The exams are graded on a 5-point scale and may confer college credit if a student passes with a score of 3 or higher.

Beginning in 2011, Indiana passed Public Law 91 to insure that all of Indiana’s public colleges and universities award full college credit applied to a student’s degree requirements for every AP exam successfully taken. While the type of credit varies from college to college, this can represent significant savings on tuition. Consider that together our students scored a 3 or higher on a total of 495 exams; this is equivalent to at least 1485 credit hours of college tuition savings!

Each year the national College Board identifies students who have earned special recognition for their success in Advanced Placement courses. I am proud to announce that 119 Herron High School students received an award from the College Board this past school year, with three of those students receiving College Board’s highest honor, the National AP Scholar Award.

These students are not only preparing themselves for the challenges of college, they are reducing the cost of college by accumulating college credit while in high school. Please read the list of awards in this newsletter and join me in celebrating our AP Scholars.

Warm Regards,

Janet H. McNeal, President, Head of School

National AP Scholar – the highest award granted to U. S. students who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on 8 or more exams:

Cerne, Rok  R.

Obermaier, Kendra  L.

Thuesen, Isaac  K.

Complete newsletter here: 8.27.2016 HHS