Lowellville Schools adds new AP, College Credit Plus offerings
By Graig Graziosi
The Lowellville school district will double its Advanced Placement course offerings and begin offering on-site college-credit-plus programs next year, according to the district’s superintendent, Geno Thomas.
The district currently offers two AP courses, statistics and calculus. Next year the district will add AP courses in government and music theory.
“We want to give our students interested in fine arts a chance to explore those interests,” Thomas said. “More than half of our students are involved in one of our music programs.”
In addition to the additional AP offerings, the school also will have an on-site Intro to Education college-credit-plus course available to students.
College-credit-plus programs allow students to earn college credits while still in high school.
Principal Dennis Hynes said the changes were in line with the district’s recently revealed five-year plan and would help better prepare Lowellville students for high school and secondary education.
“Our goal is to try to increase the rigor of our schools so that our younger students are better prepared when they enter high school,” Hynes said.
The district’s five-year plan features six goals the Lowellville school board plans to improve in the coming years: academic achievement, extracurricular activities, finances, community engagement, safety and enrollment.