Schools work to close achievement gap in AP courses

At Thursday’s Calvert County Board of Education meeting, Director of Secondary School Improvement Susan Johnson told board members that Calvert County Public Schools has been working for the past 10 years to increase the number of students of color and of lower socio-economic status enrolled in AP courses.

This year, however, with the help of Equal Opportunity Schools, the school system took a different approach to increasing those numbers…Johnson said school officials focused on students’ “growth mindset, grit, community leadership, academic self, academic strategies, purpose of learning and focus,” for this year’s approach.

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