Campbellsville High School computer science teacher Sonya Kessler has been selected to participate in the College Board’s annual AP reading in AP computer science principles.
Each June, AP teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather in the United States to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP exams.
This year’s reading is in Kansas City, Mo.
AP readers are high school and college educators who represent many of the world’s leading academic institutions. The AP reading is a unique forum in which an academic dialogue between educators is both fostered and encouraged.
“The reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” said Trevor Packer, senior vice president of AP and instruction at the College Board.
“It fosters professionalism, allows for the exchange of ideas and strengthens the commitment to students and to teaching. We are very grateful for the contributions of talented educators like Mrs. Kessler.”
The Advanced Placement Program enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies – with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both – while still in high school.
Through AP courses in 38 subjects, each culminating in a rigorous exam, students learn to analyze complex problems, construct solid arguments and see many sides of an issue – skills that prepare them for college and beyond.
Research indicates that students who score a 3 or higher on an AP exam typically experience greater academic success in college and are more likely to earn a college degree than non-AP students.
CHS formed a partnership with AdvanceKentucky in the 2015-2016 school year to expand its lineup of Advanced Placement course offerings.
As a result of the partnership, students who take AP courses and then pass subsequent exams will receive cash rewards for doing so.
CHS is the only school in Taylor County to have such a partnership with AdvanceKentucky.
Sonya Kessler helps a student in her CHS computer science principles class, which was a new class nationwide in the 2016-2017 school year.