Life Science Academy named Distinguished School for third straight year

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT)- Project Lead the Way, a nationally recognized STEM-based curriculum provider, named Life Science Academy a “distinguished school” for the third school year in a row.

The academy, which was founded in 2011, is one of 143 schools nationwide to receive this distinction. The school is designed to help students interested in pursuing a career in science and healthcare.

Currently, 91 students from Apollo, Daviess County, Owensboro, Owensboro Catholic, and Hancock County high schools study at Life Science Academy, which uses laboratory space on the campus of Owensboro Community and Technical College.

To be considered a “distinguished school,” Life Science Academy needed to offer at least three Project Lead the Way courses, have at least 25 percent of students participate in those courses or have 33 percent of students who participate in those courses take at least two of them, have at least 70 percent of students earn at least a proficient score on the end of course assessment or have 10 percent of students earn the AP and Project Lead the Way student achievement.

Students interesting in applying for the Life Science Academy can do so online here.

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(This story was originally published on May 1, 2020)

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