Calcasieu will more than double AP classes - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Calcasieu will more than double AP classes

April 16, 2007
Reported by Pam Dixon

Westlake High senior Joey Sedlock is taking an advanced placement English literature class to get a head start on college. Joey says, "It's the level that college kids and college professors expect you to be writing in. You're starting college as a freshman with almost college experience."

Calcasieu Parish currently has 19 AP courses in calculus, history, government, English and other subjects in just over half its high schools. But come this fall, the number of advanced classes will increase to 50 and include every high school thanks to a three year one million dollar AP incentive grant program. AP grant coordinator June Burke says, "They can take college level classes, get college credit with the test and go into college with 15 hours credit."

Even students who don't pass the college AP credit exam can still get ahead. Westlake senior David Royal says, "Gain confidence that if I do go to college, if I put in the right attitude and work ethic that I can accomplish anything that I need to." Westlake senior Sami Richmond says, "Better expectation of what college is going to be and how to juggle a hard workload with every other aspect of my life. It's just preparing me for college." Burke says, "They go into a college class and there's a hard class. They go I did that before, I know how to do that. It gives them confidence."

The AP grant also will be used to add at least three online advanced placement courses in history, psychology and biology for certain high school students. It will pay for training dozens of teachers who will be teaching the new advanced classes in Calcasieu Parish high schools and for incorporating advanced teaching strategies for middle school classes as well.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Cops n' cribs teaches unsafe sleeping prevention

    Cops n' cribs teaches unsafe sleeping prevention

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:17 PM EDT2018-07-17 03:17:44 GMT
    One mom, Arica Reed, lost her son in 2014 and is using this experience to help educate people about the ways they can understand and prevent unsafe sleeping deaths in infants.One mom, Arica Reed, lost her son in 2014 and is using this experience to help educate people about the ways they can understand and prevent unsafe sleeping deaths in infants.
    One mom, Arica Reed, lost her son in 2014 and is using this experience to help educate people about the ways they can understand and prevent unsafe sleeping deaths in infants.One mom, Arica Reed, lost her son in 2014 and is using this experience to help educate people about the ways they can understand and prevent unsafe sleeping deaths in infants.

    Calcasieu parish has seen 13 sleep-related infant deaths this year so far, according to the coroner's office. One mom, Arica Reed, lost her son in 2014 and is using this experience to help educate people about the ways they can understand and prevent unsafe sleeping deaths in infants.  "Kaden had been put down for a nap and that when she went to check on him, he wasn't breathing," Reed said. "He had gotten wedged between the mattress and the wall after being...

    More >>

    Calcasieu parish has seen 13 sleep-related infant deaths this year so far, according to the coroner's office. One mom, Arica Reed, lost her son in 2014 and is using this experience to help educate people about the ways they can understand and prevent unsafe sleeping deaths in infants.  "Kaden had been put down for a nap and that when she went to check on him, he wasn't breathing," Reed said. "He had gotten wedged between the mattress and the wall after being...

    More >>
  • Sulphur Aluminum Recycling Center reopens its doors

    Sulphur Aluminum Recycling Center reopens its doors

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:43 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:43:31 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    A long-time recycling company in Sulphur has reopened its doors after being out of business for nearly 2 years.  The Aluminum Recycling Center located in Sulphur has played a vital role in the community for more than 35 years. President and owner, Walter Moseley along with his son and co-owner Clint Moseley decided to close up shop after he fell ill back in 2016. He says during that time changes in the economy with the metal business also played a factor as to why the bus...

    More >>

    A long-time recycling company in Sulphur has reopened its doors after being out of business for nearly 2 years.  The Aluminum Recycling Center located in Sulphur has played a vital role in the community for more than 35 years. President and owner, Walter Moseley along with his son and co-owner Clint Moseley decided to close up shop after he fell ill back in 2016. He says during that time changes in the economy with the metal business also played a factor as to why the bus...

    More >>
  • Digital identification has more advantages than a physical version

    Digital identification has more advantages than a physical version

    Monday, July 16 2018 8:29 PM EDT2018-07-17 00:29:31 GMT

    Louisiana is among the first few states in the nation to take steps toward adopting digital identification. The creators/developers of the app called "LA Wallet" intend to make carrying around identification safer and simpler, both for the residents and for law enforcement. "Our digital representation on your phone is a live, interactive representation. So every time you pull it up, that app phones home and gets a live update... We're working, and have actively been wo...

    More >>

    Louisiana is among the first few states in the nation to take steps toward adopting digital identification. The creators/developers of the app called "LA Wallet" intend to make carrying around identification safer and simpler, both for the residents and for law enforcement. "Our digital representation on your phone is a live, interactive representation. So every time you pull it up, that app phones home and gets a live update... We're working, and have actively been wo...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly