Tag Archives: Advanced Placement

South River Tops List of Area High Schools on Washington Post ‘Challenge Index’

South River High School tops the list of public high schools in Anne Arundel County, according to the Washington Post’s annual Challenge Index, which ranks metro-area schools. South River is ranked number 22. In all, 170 schools are ranked by education writer Jay Matthews. The top public school overall in the rankings is HB Woodlawn […]

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VIDEO: Teen Honored for Work with Scales and Tails Program

Students from Southern High School’s Advanced Placement (AP) Biology and AP Environmental Science, along with students from functional life skills classes were invited to an assembly to honor Laura Boellner, a junior at the school, who has given over 100 hours of service to the educational program, “Scales and Tails” over the past summer. Boellner […]

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Southern High College Fair Helps AVID Students Think About Life After High School

Southern High students in Meghan Hryniewicz’s 11th grade AVID (Achievement Via Individual Determination) class put together a college fair on Friday for the 1,000 or so underclassmen who remain at the school after graduation. AVID seeks to help students who may be first generation college-track or need a little extra organizational and studying help to […]

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Southern High Art Teacher Michael Bell Wins Top Educator Award

Michael Bell has been a teacher at Southern High School in Harwood for 15 years. He went from a part-time teacher when he was first hired, to art department chair—his current position. An accomplished artist in his own right, he’s also done some pretty remarkable things during his tenure—especially when it comes to young artists […]

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What You Need to Know: New AACPS Grading Regulation

We took the 20 pages of Anne Arundel County Public Schools‘ new grading regulation (download it here), and boiled it down to a “what you need to know” format so that parents can read this and ask informed questions about the policy at Back to School night. The new grading policy will go into effect […]

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South River STEM Program Hurts Ranking of Non-STEM Students

Parents and students in south county cheered when STEM came to South River High School in Edgewater four years ago. STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, a specific curriculum for about 100 students in each graduating class. There is an application process and then a lottery placement. At South River High […]

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