Sparkman High School

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Sparkman High School is committed to providing its students a relevant and diverse curriculum of course offerings with higher learning expectations. Our students are served through a variety of enhanced Core offerings as well as Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Enrollment, Career Technical and Electives courses. In addition, our curriculum includes a variety of academy programs such as; The Engineering Academy, Medical Academy, Construction Academy, Business Educations Academy, and The Mass Media Academy.

 

 

A+ COLLEGE READY PROGRAM 

A+ College Ready, is a division of the A+ Education Foundation, was created with a $13.2 million, 6-year grant from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to establish an Advanced Placement (AP) training and incentive program in Alabama. Sparkman High is one of ten high schools from Huntsville City and Madison County Schools that were selected to participate. NMSI has three main goals:

  • To increase the number of students enrolled in College Board AP math, science and English courses;
  • To increase the number of students earning qualifying scores (3, 4, or 5) on the College Board’s AP exams in those subjects (no charge for AP exams in math, science, English and computer science);
  • To increase the number of students attending and graduating from college with degrees in math and science.
 

The School’s Foundation is working with local businesses to raise 2 million dollars to match the funding set by A+ College Ready. This money will fund extensive teacher training in grades 6th-12th and provide incentives for students and teachers.

AP classes require extra work; they move rapidly and cover lots of content. But anyone who is willing to accept the challenge and work hard can succeed in AP. Students interested in AP courses should have taken the pre-requisite courses and have a B average. Previous honors courses are now Pre-AP courses for the purpose of preparing students for the rigor of AP courses. Our AP and Pre-AP courses are offered as yearlong courses to allow more time for students to achieve at a higher level.  Students don’t have to pass the AP exam to pass the class.

AP is a great choice. AP emphasizes the importance of living up to your potential and doing your personal best.