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Making each child feel unique
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Barren County High Schoolhas seen tremendous
success
  • National ranking ACT/Plan scores
  • One of the largest dual credit programs in state
  • Nationally known AP Program
  • Advance Kentucky inaugural member

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What is a Magnet School?
A magnet school is meant to attract students who
are serious about their learning and desire to
take their overall academic experience to a
higher level.
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Our Mission
  • The Early College Magnet Program at Barren
    County High School commits to offering an
    accelerated curriculum that develops future
    leaders and supports their passion for learning.

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Magnet Overview
  • School within-a-school
  • Three-year program
  • Early college preparation and acceleration
  • Magnet classes integrated into BCHS instructional
    space
  • Actively involved in athletics, fine arts, other
    extracurricular clubs organizations

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Student Selection
  • Blind application process
  • Eligibility (eligible to attend BCHS, current
    BCHS 9th grader or transfer from outside of
    Barren District)
  • Academic Criteria
  • Explore, ACT scores
  • Courses taken
  • GPA
  • Course Planning
  • Minimum of 4 AP courses by graduation
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Dual Enrollment classes
  • Selection of courses based upon career interest
  • Teacher Recommendations
  • Mirrors Governors Scholars application

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Student Contract
  • Students must take a minimum of 4 Advanced
    Placement courses (dual credit is also highly
    encouraged)
  • Students must make 3.0 to maintain good
    standing
  • Two or more Ds or one F dismissal
  • Academic Probation
  • Conference with parents and student to develop
    remedial plan
  • If successful, good standing returned
  • If not, student dismissed from program

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Students gain
  • True college experience with a high school
    support system
  • Intimate classroom experience with College Board
    certified teachers
  • Rigorous course work stressing depth of knowledge
  • Time management and study skills
  • Analysis and Synthesis of resources
  • Experience preparing and taking a college level
    exam
  • Experience writing at the collegiate level
  • Facilities, opportunities of a large high school
  • College going culture

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Benefits
  • Reputation of magnet excellence
  • Individual guidance for academics, scholarships,
    collegiate searches
  • Increased scholarship potential
  • Increased recognition
  • Priority Registration
  • Monthly Magnet meetings
  • College visits
  • Increased post-secondary opportunities

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AP Dual Credit Offerings
Dual Credit EDU 250 Math 116 Math 110 Math
109 Speech 145 Physics 171 Psychology
100 Sociology 100 Chemistry 105-106 Chemistry
107-108 CFS 111 Spanish 102-201 French 101-102
  • AP
  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Literature
  • Language
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • World History
  • European
  • U S History
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Studio Art
  • Environmental Science
  • Political Science

Astronomy Animal Science Geology
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BC Magnet by the numbers
  • 5
  • Average number of AP courses a BC Magnet senior
    has completed by graduation

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BC Magnet by the numbers
  • 80
  • Of BC Magnet Seniors have earned a qualifying
    score on one or more AP exams

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BC Magnet by the numbers
  • 21
  • National ACT composite for seniors

26 BC Magnet Senior ACT composite
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BC Magnet by the numbers
  • 71
  • Of BC Magnet Seniors will graduate with a
  • 3.5 GPA or higher

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BC Magnet by the Numbers
  • 6
  • Magnet Students were chosen as Governors
    Scholars for 2011-2012

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BC Magnet by the numbers
  • 13
  • Dual Credit classes are offered through Western
    Kentucky University for BC Magnet students

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BC Magnet by the Numbers
  • 27
  • Minimum number of hours of college credit BC
    Magnet students can earn by taking the 4 required
    AP classes along with 4 optional dual credit
    classes
  • (Labs included in this number)

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BC Magnet Students . . .
  • Passionate about Learning
  • Motivated
  • Curious
  • Determined
  • Independent
  • Self-disciplined

Making each child feel unique
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