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Education Notes (6/19/13)

June 19, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Class of 2013 earns millions in scholarships

The graduating class of 2013 has earned millions of dollars in scholarships and will attend colleges, universities and technical centers across the United States.

Early data show that the Class of 2013 earned $62 million in scholarships. The school with the highest amount of scholarship monies earned was Cape Coral High School at $11.2 million.

Of the total figure, East Lee County High?graduates received $1.7 million in scholarships and graduates of Lehigh Senior High earned $2.4 million.

Along with scholarship dollars earned, members of the Class of 2013 reported on their post high school plans.

Of the students districtwide who provided information, the breakdown is as follows:

- Attend a Florida public community college: 810

- Attend an out-of-state community college: 67

- Attend a Florida public college/university: 2,093

- Attend a Florida private college/university: 233

- Attend an out-of-state college/university: 312

- Attend a Florida technical/trade/other: 307

- Attend an out-of-state technical/trade/other: 44

- Enter the military: 269

- None of the above: 42

438 students receive perfect scores on state subject area exams

The Florida Department of Education reported that of the 50,000 students tested in the Lee County School Distict this year, 438 students - 339 district students and 99 charter students - have received a perfect score on an FCAT 2.0 subject area test or End of Course exam.

Personalized certificates with the student's name and Gov. Rick Scott's signature are being forwarded to schools this week.

Students achieving a level 3 or above on an FCAT 2.0 subject area test or End of Course exam can also expect to receive a congratulatory letter from Scott.

The FCAT 2.0 included subject tests in reading, math, science, and writing; while the End of Course exams covered geometry, biology, algebra and U.S. history.

The district has not yet received a breakdown of perfect scores by subject area.

Overall, students in grades 3-10 performed primarily at or above the state level in FCAT 2.0 reading, math, science and writing.



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