Last updated: Wed 08-20-2014 6:55 am Event Date: Wed 08-20-2014
"Washington''s journalism department is looking to sell as many of our extra yearbooks from 2000-2010 as we can before disposing of them. If you''re interested in buying a book from any of these years for $10 (plus shipping) please contact Kyle Phillips (KPhillips@cr.k12.ia.us). The books will be available through the end of August and after that will be gone."
Last updated: Thu 06-26-2014 6:49 am Event Date: Thu 06-26-2014
CR Washington Top AP High School in Iowa;
Kennedy 2nd and Jefferson 11th
The Belin-Blank Center at the University of Iowa has released the 2014 list of the top 50 Advanced Placement (AP) high schools in Iowa. Cedar Rapids Washington is the top-ranked high school. Cedar Rapids Kennedy is second; Cedar Rapids Jefferson ranks 11th.
CR Washington has been #1 on the list for six consecutive years. Each year since 2005, the Belin-Blank Center has released the Iowa AP Index to recognize the Top 50 Iowa accredited public and nonpublic high schools for providing Advanced Placement opportunities to Iowa’s high school students. The 2014 Iowa AP Index is based on May 2013 AP exams and graduation data.
The Iowa AP Index for a given high school is the ratio of AP exams taken by its students (all grades) divided by the number of its graduating seniors. Advanced Placement courses are college courses taught in high schools.
The three Cedar Rapids high schools offer 25 AP courses including six in social studies, five in science, four in world languages, three in mathematics/computer science, two in language arts, as well as courses in art and music. Upon completion of the courses, students take national exams which are scored by panels of college professors and high school AP teachers.
The AP Program began in the mid-1950s and was labeled by former U.S. Education Secretary Richard Riley as “the gold standard” of high school curriculum in the United States. The Belin-Blank Center, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education, has made a concerted effort to bring AP opportunities to all high schools in Iowa.
Last updated: Tue 04-15-2014 6:41 am Event Date: Tue 04-15-2014
The list of AMERICAS MOST CHALLENGING HIGH SCHOOLS is developed by taking the total number of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests given at a school each year and dividing by the number of seniors who graduated. Public high schools that achieved a ratio of at least 1.000 were put on the national list. About 9% of U.S. public high schools made the list. Data from the 2012-2013 school year was used to compile the 2014 list which was released on April 7.
Washingtons ratio was 3.512 which ranked the school 340 among the 22,000 U.S public high schools, up from a national ranking of 427 in 2013. Kennedy moved up from a ranking of 633 in 2013 to 397 on the 2014 list. Kennedys 2014 index was 3.278. Kennedy is 2nd on the Iowa list. Four other Iowa high schools made the list including 5th ranked Decorah and 6th ranked Iowa City High.
The list of AMERICAS MOST CHALLENGING HIGH SCHOOLS is intended to identify schools that have done the best job of persuading students to take college-level courses and tests. The entire list can be found at washingtonpost.com/high school challenge.
Last updated: Tue 03-25-2014 6:37 am Event Date: Tue 03-25-2014
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Last updated: Wed 02-05-2014 6:45 am Event Date: Sun 12-16-2018
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Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you have great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we would like to see them. Our photographers cannot be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.
Here is how you can submit photos online:
• Go to: www.replayit.com
• You will need to register for our school.
• The password is: monument2014
• Follow the directions on site to upload and view pictures.
We also have a short video explaining how to add ReplayIt to your phone. Just be sure to change the password to monument2014. Click here to watch video
Submit your photos today! The more you submit the more likely we will use the pictures.
The Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book.