What’s Right With Our Schools: Monroe County Middle School utilize Pre-AP Program for advanced learning

FORSYTH, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Eighth graders at Monroe County Middle School are earning high school credits before entering the ninth grade.

The Pre-AP Program, which has been in use for about  seven years, is allowing students to get advanced learning in the classroom.

Accelerated math and physical science are two advancement classes that are being taught to get high school credits.

In math, eighth graders are learning ninth grade algebra, and in physical science students take an end of course test to receive credit.

“A lot of the health issues that we have, start as young teenagers or even in your early adulthood, and so they’re learning to try to keep from getting sick as adults,” says Pre-AP Science teacher, Denise Buff.

“I’m improving really well. My grades have went up this year. Last year, I had A/B honor roll, right now I have an A,” adds seventh grader, Maci Joyner.

“You have to study a lot because if you do not study, you’re not going to get the material,” continues eighth grader Trinity Stokes. Stokes has already earned two high school credits.

Dr.Efrem Yarber, principal of Monroe County Middle School, says that if students transfer to another district, they will still get the credits that have been earned.

Categories: Local News, Monroe County, Special Report, What’s Right With Our Schools

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