Edmonson County High School recently received recognition for increasing the number of students that are college and career ready, as part of the Commonwealth of Kentucky commitment toward increased college and career readiness rates among graduates statewide within five years.
In 2011, superintendents and local board members signed the commitment pledging to increase the college and career readiness rate of high school graduates by 50% by 2015. While all districts statewide have made progress toward their individual goal, others made significant improvement, such as Edmonson County High.
ECHS exceeded their goal for college and career readiness as set forth in the commonwealth Commitment and has steadily increased the number of students that are college and career ready each year.
A statement from ECHS said "Dedicated efforts by everyone in the district on increased communication about what college and career readiness means for high school graduates and the future has guided the focus on ensuring every high school student has a plan for success in their post-secondary endeavors, in the job market and life."
Assistant Principal Patricia Sharp was humbled by the recognition and gave credit to the ones that she said made things happen. "Our teachers and Mr. Meredith have worked really hard focusing on college and career readiness for all our kids," she said. "Including the testing we have and the focus there, plus, we actually meet with kids and talk about career plans. There are many factors that have helped us earn this recognition. We might be the ones in the picture, but teachers, counselors, parents, and so many others helped us."