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Record number of Melissa High School students pass AP test in Engineering


May 2016
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Engineering students at Melissa High School recently took an end-of-year exam with the possibility of receiving three hours of college credit from an NCAA D1 university.

Several students from Project Lead The Way classes – including Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, and Digital Electronics – passed by achieving at least one standard deviation over the national average for the college test by AP standards. Over 60 percent of the freshman engineering class passed the AP test, and the majority of these students will move on to take the next level Career & Technology (CTE) class.

“This is the largest number of Melissa High School students to achieve at such a high level of college level engineering since the PLTW Engineering program started in 2007,” Rick Gagarin, Melissa High School Engineering teacher said Tuesday.

Students recognized: Ashton Alexander, Kris Blevins, Blake Chaloupka, Javier Collins, James Dagley, Landon Edwards, David Hilton, Jason Jackson, Trent Knight, Charley Lane, Adam Mielke, Collin O’Neal, Caroline Quinn, Max Reyes, Nick Wells, Brandon Erovick, Stone Ricks, Charles Sale, Erin Wells

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