LCHS students increasing participation in dual credit courses, sports and clubs

Posted on September 10, 2019 7:57 PM

Opportunities for Logan County High School students continue to increase as staff members work to engage all students in the learning process.

LCHS fosters relationships with post-secondary institutions to provide numerous options for students, including agreements with Western Kentucky University (WKU), Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC), Campbellsville University, Murray State University, and the University of the Cumberlands. Students can choose from 24 dual credit classes taught by LCHS teachers that allow students to gain college credit while meeting high school curriculum requirements. Additional college courses are available for students online, with many going beyond the traditional general elective level.  

The students at LCHS can also choose from 16 Advanced Placement (AP) classes across the four core content areas of English, math, science, and social studies. Students can opt to take a national exam at the end of these courses to earn college credit in the respective field.

According to the latest state statistics, 50 percent of LCHS graduates on average enroll in a university, college, or technical school annually.

“We want to ensure these students have the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful as they continue their academic pursuits,” Principal Caycee Spears stated. “By the same token, we need to prepare our students who choose to go into the military or straight into the workforce for what lies ahead,” he continued. 

With the recent addition of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) pathway through the Logan County Career and Technical Center, students now have access to 24 different career options to help prepare them for life after school. Multiple courses are offered in the fields of agriculture, marketing, engineering, health sciences, manufacturing, business, construction, family and consumer science, information technology, transportation/automotive, and Junior Reserves  Officer Training Corps (JROTC).

Spears stated that community partnerships are essential to providing all students with authentic learning experiences that will enable them to make informed decisions after graduation.

“Our community and business partners have been extremely supportive of our efforts,” he said. “We look forward to growing these relationships even more throughout this school year.”

In addition to the academic and career offerings, student participation in extracurricular and co-curricular activities is at an all-time high with 667 students playing a Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) sport and over 500 students participating in a school-sponsored club or organization.

“Ideally, every student will be involved in at least one activity outside the traditional classes,” curriculum specialist Julie Cox said. “We offer clubs weekly during the school day to accommodate students and their families.”

Spears credits the growth of LCHS to the staff members for continually seeking ways to help students.

“Considering our students and staff members, we have outstanding people at LCHS who are focused on individual and collective growth,” he said. “People make the difference.”




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