By on September 10, 2015

Grant Year: 2014-2015
Recipient: Marianne Farrell, Melrose High School

Master instructors, many of whom were AP graders, came to Melrose to teach Saturday classes to our students. This gave a different perspective on content and teaching styles.”

— Marianne Farrell, Melrose High School Principal

In addition to supporting Saturday sessions for high school Advanced Placement (AP) students, this grant provided week-long AP training for Social Studies and Global Languages teachers at the high school.

AP courses are college-level classes taught in high school. Each course culminates with a May exam designed to measure each student’s mastery of the subject. Exams are graded on a scale of 1-5. More than 90 percent of four-year colleges in the United States give students credit, advanced placement, or both on the basis high AP Exam scores (typically 3, 4, or 5).

“We are proud of our students and staff who participated in the AP programs. Our success in the first year is amazing. We have already exceeded the three year projection for qualifying scores. Time to set some new goals. ” – Marianne Farrell