Open enrollment allows any student to take advanced placement courses.
In 2008, 85 students took an advanced placement course at Norton High School. With the new open enrollment, 205 students took advantage of the option last year. Funding given to the school by the Massachusetts Math and Science Initiative allowed Norton High to offer the class to any students without qualifiers such as entry exams or recommendations. There are 12 courses, which include English, math and science. History is not part of the grant, though is offered as an AP course. Four courses have been added in the last three years with AP physics as the newest. “What impresses me the most, however, is we have the open enrollment but in looking at our average scores over the past five years, they have maintained,” said Norton High School …
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 …