Park City More Than Just a Pretty Place
Park City’s home to some pretty smart students
School is not usually the first word associated with Park City, Utah; but if you’re looking for a Park City home for sale consider the great education your child will get in this internationally-known recreation mecca. Park City High School was recognized by Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday (Sept. 26) to recognize the school for its achievement on Advanced Placement (AP) exams.
Salt Lake Tribune reporter Lisa Schencker reported the school’s recent accomplishment in an article lauding the school’s advanced placement (AP) success. According to Schencker’s report a formula that took into consideration the percent of a school’s students taking AP tests and passage rate, Park City ranked number one among Utah schools. A reported 43 percent of the student body passed AP exams.
Herbert reportedly gave the school a copy of “History of Utah,” a 120-year-old book by Orson F. Whitney. The book will travel to the state’s top AP school each year.
Congratulations to those students preparing for college; and, who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Utah’s Education Excellence Commission served up a free lunch to the Park City students with help of sponsor Fidelity Investments.
Prosperity 2020, a Utah business-led initiative to boost education also played a role in promoting college preparation. Schenker reported that in 2011 more than 20,000 Utah teens took the exams. Passing scores can help students get a jump on their college education with precious college credit. The number of young test-takers had increased by more than 11 percent over 2010. Statistics were drawn from a report released by the College Board on Monday. Utah’s passage rate of 68 percent passage far exceeded the nation’s passage rate of 59 percent this year.
Of course, none of this is surprising to me. In Utah we love to play hard and work hard. Way to go Park City!