Local Educators Selected to Participate in Advanced Placement Program Reading

Local Educators Selected to Participate in Advanced Placement Program Reading

Two St. Lucie County Public Schools teachers were selected to participate in the College Board’s Annual AP Reading in World History. Sharon Ortiz, who teaches at Fort Pierce Central High School, and Celestine Dorsey, teacher at Fort Pierce Westwood High School, traveled to Salt Lake City this June to score AP World History Exams. Each June, AP teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather in the United States to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP Exams. AP Readers are high school and college educators who represent many of the world’s leading academic institutions. The AP Reading is a unique forum in which an academic dialogue between educators is both fostered and encouraged. “The Reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” said Trevor Packer, Senior Vice President, AP and Instruction at the College Board. “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 talented educators like Celestine Dorsey and Sharon Ortiz.”

The Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies – with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both – while still in high school. Through AP courses in 37 subjects, each culminating in a rigorous exam, students learn to analyze complex problems, construct solid arguments, and see many sides of an issue – skills that prepare them for college and beyond. Research indicates that students who score a 3 or higher on an AP Exam typically experience greater academic success in college and are more likely to earn a college degree than non-AP students.

Donation to CAM

Donation to CAM

A great big “Thank You” to Jeremiah Johnson, Scott Van Duzer, John Katsock, and Representative Larry Lee, Jr. for the amazing donations of 100 book bags full of school supplies and 45 electric pencil sharpeners to our school. We are very excited to be working together this year.

Pictured from left to right: Principal Jennifer Hedeen, Jeremiah Johnson, Scott Van Duzer, Eddie Robinson, John Katsock, and Representative Larry Lee, Jr.

Getting To Know One Another

Getting To Know One Another

Students in Mrs. Kasey Ascani’s second grade class at F. K. Sweet have no problems writing and talking about themselves. They were also very excited to share their All About Me backpacks with their classmates.

Pictured are Ariana Morrison and America Escobedo sharing their backpacks with Curious George.