|Stone Memorial High School Academics|
Stone Memorial High School strives to meet all of the academic needs of our diverse learners. A solid core curriculum of fundamental studies is provided to every student. Additionally SMHS places a high priority on career training and we work closely with the county Career Technology Education (CTE) department and the state to provide our students the latest and most useful career training opportunities. Aviation, Construction, Engineering, Agriculture, Small Animal Care, and Health Sciences are just a few of our CTE offerings. An advanced academic curriculum is offered to SMHS students and they are able to enroll in Honors courses, Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and Dual Credit courses which earn college credits as well as high school credits.
A Note Regarding The Importance of Advanced Placement Courses and College:
The following article is from the October 2010 issue of Good Housekeeping.
Take note if your high schooler qualifies for any Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Not only will these courses impress admissions officers, but they'll also yield college credit if the official exam if successfully completed, which can shorten your child's higher-education experience. Benn Kaplan, author of How to Go To College Almost for Free, aced four AP exams and was admitted to college with sophomore standing, erasing nearly $30,000 from his tuition tab. "It is perhaps the most under-utilized way to reduce college costs because essentially each credit you earn before you set foot on campus is one fewer you have to pay for later," he says.
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