January 2018

Salisbury High School is one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. To be included on the 8th Annual Honor Roll, Salisbury High School had to, since 2015, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.

Principal Heather Morningstar credits the forward-thinking SHS faculty as being integral in achieving this accomplishment. “Teachers at SHS are constantly evaluating curricular offerings and programs to ensure that we’re providing our students with as many meaningful and enriching opportunities as possible.”

“Congratulations to all the educators and administrators in this district who have worked to clear a path for more students of all backgrounds to participate and succeed in AP,” said Trevor Packer, head of AP and Instruction. “These educators and administrators are fostering a culture in their schools and classrooms that allows students to face new challenges and build the confidence to succeed.”

In 2017, more than 4,000 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, or both, and/or consideration in the admissions process. Inclusion in the 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2015 to 2017, looking across 38 AP Exams, including world language and culture. The following criteria were used. It is never too late, education is everything. Here are Careers for college dropouts and non-college graduates.

Districts must:

  • Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4% in large districts, at least 6% in medium districts, and at least 11% in small districts;
  • Increased or maintained the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students taking exams and increased or maintained the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students scoring 3+ on at least one AP Exam; and
  • Improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the 2017 percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher to the 2015 percentage, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70% of its AP students earn a 3 or higher.

Currently, Salisbury High School offers the following AP courses:

  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP US History
  • AP World History
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Biology

The complete 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Lehigh County Drug & Alcohol Resource Website

by Brian Muschlitz on January 29, 2018

We are pleased to announce the new Lehigh County Drug & Alcohol Resource website.  This website is loaded with facts, information, and resources to provide education, awareness, and how to get help for someone impacted with a substance abuse issue.  There is also an interactive section that focuses on parents – that provides parents with an opportunity to see a Mock Teen Bedroom and to find all the everyday items teenagers are using with illegal substances.

Click here to access the Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol Resource Website.

2017 Advocacy and Legislative Review – Part II

January 19, 2018

In an earlier post we shared a recap of some of the legislative work impacting public education from the General Assembly in 2017.  As a citizen of Pennsylvania and Salisbury Township School District, you and your voice are important for our legislators to hear on these and other important governmental issues. Check out this blog and […]

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2017 Advocacy & Legislative Review – Part I

January 8, 2018

Did you know that the Pennsylvania General Assembly took action on many education issues in 2017? Read about some of these issues below in this first of a two-part series on education advocacy and legislation in PA. Information provided by Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA). As a citizen of Pennsylvania and Salisbury Township School District, […]

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Celebrating Salisbury Staff Members’ SuperPowers – November!

January 3, 2018

During Opening Convocation, we challenged Salisbury Township School District faculty and staff to use their superpowers to help us realize our vision. This month, five staff members were recognized for using their SuperPowers! These staff members were nominated by their colleagues! WSE – Mrs. Roseann Roman for demonstrating the SuperPower of problem solving! HST – […]

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