MOUNT VERNON — One of the major goals of high schools is to make sure graduates are ready for college or a career. One of the indicators used to predict that readiness is the score students receive on ACT examinations in English, mathematics, reading and science. Area students in the Class of 2013 did pretty well on those tests, according to data released by ACT last month.
A relatively small number of Centerburg students take the ACT, but those who do are consistently scoring above the state average. Superintendent Mike Hebenthal would like to see that trend continue and even improve.
“Because of staff cuts, our high school suffers from a very narrow curriculum,” he said. “We only offer one advanced placement course. We are trying to offer some online opportunities and provide post-secondary option courses on site for students who wish to take the more advanced courses or courses that offer college credit. By doing this we hope it helps the students earn higher scores on the ACT.”
The ACT test scores of Danville students have improved over the past four years, and now meet or exceed the state average.
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