Thirty-seven Liberty County High School students recently received incentive checks as part of a grant from the National Math and Science Initiative, designed to increase enrollment and scores on math, science and English Advanced Placement exams.
Through the grant, students earned $100 for each AP score of 3, 4 or 5 in the subjects. Some received as much as $300. AP exams are graded on a scale of 1-5, with 3 being the least to earn college course credit. For exams taken in May, LCHS incentives totaled $4,700.
Checks to current students were distributed by LCHS Principal Stephanie Woods and NMSI representative Bobette Kelly. LCHS had the second-highest percentage increase in the state for passing scores on AP exams in math, science and English in 2015.