Enid expands comprehensive advanced placement program
ENID – The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) announced today that its Comprehensive Advanced Placement (AP) program will expand to Enid High School, thanks to the generosity of three Enid businesses and a partnership with the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE).
GEFCO, AdvancePierre Foods and Dillingham Insurance have each made a three-year, $30,000 commitment to make the program possible in Enid. Their donations will be combined with a $225,000 grant from the OSDE to expand and enhance advanced coursework offerings in the district. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available for Enid businesses that would like to partner for the program.
“I am so excited for the Enid High School students who will participate in this important program. They are getting the best math, science and English preparation in the nation,” said State Superintendent Janet Barresi. “Not only will they be better prepared for college and career, they quite possibly will do so well on AP exams that they will be able to earn up to a year’s worth of college credit before they leave high school. I’m excited for the teachers, too, who will receive support and training each step of the way in this new venture. As always, I’m grateful to NMSI and to the private business partners who help make this program the success that it is for Oklahoma students.”
EHS students are currently taking a total of 377 AP classes.
“The dramatic increase in AP enrollments at Enid High School is proof that more students in Oklahoma are ready to take on rigorous coursework. We are proud to partner with Enid High School and the Oklahoma State Department of Education to prepare more students for successful careers in STEM fields,” said Gregg Fleisher, NMSI’s Chief Academic Officer.