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Basehor Elementary School
2108 N. 155Th Street
The Basehor-Linwood Virtual School is an online, virtual program which offers parents who have decided to homeschool their children an opportunity to connect with accredited Basehor-Linwood District curriculum, certified support staff, standardized assess...
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Basehor-Linwood High School Principal Sherry Reeves said a big factor in the improvement had been the introduction of more challenging college-preparatory courses.
noted that BLHS students' average math score had jumped two full points, from 20.5 in 2010 to 22.5 in 2012, since the introduction of new honors math classes for sophomores and juniors.
said the school was stressing college- or career-readiness earlier than ever with students, and families were taking part, as well.
"I think at home
there's more conversation now, in being prepared for and thinking through what they want to do after high school," Reeves said.
And among some top students, Reeves
said, a bit of competition has broken out in recent years.
Students who score a 30 or higher on the test are recognized on an academic honor wall in the school building, she
said, and a few students have angled for the top spot.
Basehor-Linwood High School ...
Basehor-Linwood High School principal Sherry Reeves said counselors and parents alike had been encouraging more students to enroll in challenging courses.
Counselors and administrators had noticed that students enrolling in a more rigorous college-preparatory curriculum had performed better on the ACT.
"As we communicate the purpose and the need of the ACTs, parents are supporting their kids to stay in more rigorous classes," Reeves said.
This year, the school has added five more honors classes, and students, encouraged by their parents, have filled them up, Reeves
hoped that meant ACT scores would increase more in coming years.
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The answers aren't so simple when ...
The answers aren't so simple when it comes to some questions on the ACT, said Basehor-Linwood High School principal Sherry Reeves on Monday.
But in a breakdown of the 2010 graduates' scores, BLHS principal Sherry Reeves emphasized that the composite score painted only a rough picture of students' performance.
said the portion of graduating seniors taking the ACT had been increasing - an increase of 64 percent since 2006.
As more students' scores are lumped into the school's average, that average is likely to fall a bit, she
said a tougher curriculum especially helps students perform well on the difficult science section of the ACT, where only 24 percent of BLHS
graduates met the ACT's standard for college readiness.
"Hard work will enable you to be successful," she
• Heard an ACT update from ...
• Heard an ACT update from Basehor-Linwood High School Principal Sherry Reeves.
From 2005 to 2009, the high school's students had composite scores ranging from 20.6 to 21.5, and had a range of scores from 19.9 to 21.2 in English, from 19.8 to 20.9 in math, from 21.1 to 22.1 in reading and from 21.3 to 21.3 in science.
The state composite scores during those years ranged from 21.7 to 21.9. Reeves said she and the high school staff and faculty were formulating ideas on how to improve those scores.