School commended for significant gains in advanced placement access and student performance.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Norton Public Schools is one of 539 school districts across 44 of the 50 states in the United States and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the third annual AP District Honor Roll for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement course work while increasing the percentage of students of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Achieving both of these goals is the ideal scenario for a district’s AP program because it indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit most from rigorous AP course work. From 2010-2012, Norton Public Schools has increased the number of students participating in AP from 129 to 204 while still …
Letter to the editor from Matthew Sugar as a journalism assignment.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Dear Editor, I am writing to you to praise the MMSI program at Norton High School. MMSI stands for the Massachusetts Math and Science Initiative, which benefits high schools all across the state. The MMSI does everything it can to promote students to take AP (Advanced Placement) math, science, and also English courses. It is a grant that sponsors three six-hour Saturday study sessions for each subject to prepare for the AP exam in May. It also pays for half of the exam cost for all students in those three subject areas, and gives one hundred dollars to students who receive a three to five score (the exam is on a one to five scale). Also, the grant pays for all sophomores to take the PSAT in October. The MMSI is giving Norton High …