September 8, 2012

Ampo students score higher than average ACT scores

AMBER — Amber-Pocasset High School students have done their community proud this year, with ACT composite scores higher than the state average.

The state average composite score was 20.7, Am-Po's composite score was 22.5. Am-Po scored higher in English, math, reading and science by the following scores:

English: 22.6 percent

Math: 22.4 percent

Reading: 23.1 percent

Science 21.4 percent

This success is a result of the community as a whole supporting Am-Po students, according to Chad Hance, Amber-Pocasset Superintendent.

"I attribute the score to hard work by our students, the high standards of our teachers and high expectations of parents," Hance said.

Hance said that, in his experience, parents in Am-Po take ownership of their children's educational experience and what their kids can do to get into college.

"They all have a common goal," he said.

Hance said that the school culture among students, parents and the community is one of high expectations and a rigorous curriculum.

Hance also credits school guidance counselor Laura Breshears for helping students prepare for college and life after high school.

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