Advanced students making great strides in Bay County

By: Erica Rakow Email
By: Erica Rakow Email

Panama City-- Bay District Schools Superintendent, Bill Husfelt is beaming like a proud father Wednesday and he has reason to.

The advanced academic programs offered by the district are among the best in the state.

Superintendent Bill Husfelt touted the recently released the results of student test scores at a news conference Wednesday.

According to a report the district prepared, Bay District Schools score above the state average on the ACT and SAT tests.

In 2010, Bay district graduates earned almost 23 million dollars in scholarship money. Over the past five years, 80 million dollars.

"You add all that up and you look at the scholars and all those programs and the amount of money that we're talking about that that's equating to, it's enormous. It's major and that's why we think it's important to share this with the public," said Husfelt.

Individual school grades will be released in the next couple of weeks. This is the first year the grades will not be determined based solely on FCAT scores. 50% of it will be FCAT scores and the other 50% will incorporate graduation rates and IB, AP and AICE test scores.

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