Enrollments Increase in Advanced Classes

October 14, 2005
Press Conference to Focus on Progress that Narrows the Achievement Gap

Over the last four years, the number of Montgomery County Public Schools 5th grade students enrolled in 6th grade math has grown exponentially. In addition, more than 66 percent of high school students are now enrolled in at least one AP or Honors course. Increases in advanced-course enrollment by African American and Hispanic students have been substantial.

The need to increase further the number of students who are prepared to succeed in advanced courses will be a focus of the press conference at Piney Branch Elementary School on October 17 at 11:00 a.m. Among those participating will be Dr. Jerry D. Weast, superintendent of schools; Mrs. Patricia B. O'Neill, president of the Board of Education; and Bertram Generlette, principal of Piney Branch Elementary School.

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