Though Frederick County Public Schools may have seen a dip in math scores on last year's standards of learning tests, leaders say there are many other factors that define the school division as an increasingly successful one.
The county has seen a 38% increase in honors course enrollment.
In addition, dual enrollment is up 35 percent. Nearly 500 students took courses at Lord Fairfax Community College last year. Some of those students did enough to get almost an entire year of college out of the way before graduating high school.
That's something the superintendent, Dr. David Sovine, is proud of.
"In Frederick County, 75% of our students take at least one or more career and technical ed classes. We rank seventh in the state in terms of students earning industry certification," Sovine explained.
Leaders hope to see more increases in areas like world language and fine arts courses.
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