Laying the Foundation - 2014

2014 will mark our sixth straight year offering the highly successful NMSI Teacher Training in Kentucky.  To date 2,500 teachers representing 77 Kentucky school districts have participated in training.  Dates are available this year in Lexington, Owensboro, and Louisville.

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AP, AdvanceKY results show College Success

New research shows that students in AdvanceKentucky schools who take AP courses outperform their peers .

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2013-14 Student Study Sessions (SSS)

Click below for the upcoming Math and Science Student Study Session dates and locations. 

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2013 College Board AP Honor Roll

Ten Kentucky districts recognized on the 2013 College Board AP District Honor Roll have schools involved in AdvanceKentucky, doubling the number from the program earning this distinction since last year.
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2014 Fall Forum: Nov 21-22

Registration is open for this training designed for AP teachers working in an ‘open enrollment’ classroom.  Teachers in active AdvanceKentucky schools are expected to attend; teachers from any other schools statewide also are welcome.

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Our Mission

AdvanceKentucky's mission is to work with local, state and national partners to dramatically expand access to and participation and success in rigorous college-level work in high school, particularly among student populations traditionally underrepresented in these courses.

AdvanceKentucky is an initiative of KSTC in partnership with NMSI, Participating Schools, Kentucky Department of Education, Berea College, Council on Postsecondary Education, Lockheed Martin, Exxon Mobil, Appalachian Regional Commission, and US DoEd AP Incentive Program.

Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum

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The elements of success are integrated into a holistic strategy focused on student access, engagement,  and success.  

Collectively these interrelated components promote and support a school culture of high expectations for rigorous student learning and open enrollment in Advanced Placement* courses.

AdvanceKY Schools

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Lexington, KY 40507