The Indiana Department of Education and the College Board, at an awards ceremony and reception at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, recently honored Manchester Junior-Senior High School.
As one of only 34 Indiana high schools to meet the state goal of having 25 percent of the Class of 2012 take and pass an Advanced Placement Exam with a score of three or higher, Manchester was recognized for having achieved a 34 percent pass rate. A second award was given to Manchester for being one of the top 10 schools in the state to achieve the greatest one-year growth. The percentage of Manchester students with AP scores of three or higher grew from 17 percent in 2011 to 34.1 percent in 2012.
“We are honored to have received these awards for AP success. Our participation and success with Advanced Placement classes and scores have grown with emphasis on rigor and achievement by our AP teachers to better prepare students for college,” according to Principal Nancy Alspaugh. Representing Manchester Junior-Senior High School at the awards ceremony were Sally Krouse, MCS School Board President; Dr. Bill Reichhart, MCS Superintendent; and Nancy Alspaugh, MJSH Principal.