Star City High School recently hosted an Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science (AAIMs) Assembly to honor 19 students who earned qualifying scores on Advanced Placement exams last year. Students who earned a 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement exam were presented with a $100 money card and qualified to receive 3 hours college credit in that subject.

The Star City School District offers many Advanced Placement courses that allow students to earn college credit while in high school.  Courses offered include: Pre- AP math and English grades 7 and 8; and in high school Pre AP Literature 9-10 grades, AP Literature, AP Language, Pre AP World History, AP World History, AP US History, Pre AP Geometry, Pre AP Algebra I and II, AP Statistics, Pre Cal/Trig, AP Calculus, Pre AP Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Pre AP Biology, AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, and AP Studio Art.

The AP Program is a rigorous academic program built on the commitment, passion and hard work of students and educators from both secondary schools and higher education.  AP provides willing and academically prepared high school students with the opportunity to study and learn at the college level.

Through AP courses, talented and dedicated AP teachers help students develop and apply the skills, abilities and content knowledge they will need later in college. Each AP course is modeled upon a comparable college course, and college and university faculty play a vital role in ensuring that AP courses align with college-level standards.

Pictured above:

Front Row: Matt Kinney (AP Studio Art – 3), Leonda Holthoff (AP Chemistry instructor), Ashley Guffey (AP Biology – 3),  Haley Bishop (AP Biology – 4 & AP Language – 3), Amber Drennan (AP Biology – 3, AP Calculus – 3, AP Chemistry – 3 & AP Literature – 3), Frank Walker (AP Language – 3 ), Jose Magana (AP Literature – 3 & AP Environmental Science – 3),  Felicia Barnard (AP Biology – 3), Allie Wynn (AP Biology – 3), Lindsay Kiernan (AP Biology – 3).

Back Row:  Star City High School Principal Mike Walker, State Representative Mike Holcomb, Star City AP Coordinator  Linda Kay Thompson, Jim Teague (AP Biology instructor),  Sam McGhee (AP Environmental Science instructor), Cody Rowland (AP Calculus instructor), Heidi Rowland (AP Literature), Roger High (AP Studio Art instructor), Superintendent Dr. Richard Montgomery, Star City Mayor Gene Yarbrough.

(Not pictured)  Allison Haire (AP Literature – 4), Christa McDaniel (AP Literature), Misty Frye (AP  Literature – 3), Kennedy Thomas (AP Literature – 3), Zach James (AP Biology – 3), Whitney Evans (AP Literature – 3), Jackson Haynes (AP Biology – 3), Tyler Courson (AP Literature – 3 and AP Studio Art – 3), Antonio Magana (AP Studio Art – 3), Luke Oldner (AP Biology – 3 and AP Calculus – 3); and Gloria Raley (AP Language instructor).