Mobile County Public Schools will now offer students enrolled in AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Environmental Science and AP Physics 1 classes full access to FlinnPREP online interactive courses to supplement the current curriculum.
Each respective course supports in-class instruction while providing in-depth content, assessments, checks for understanding, and practice exams to fully prepare students during the school year and leading up to the AP exams in the spring.
This is part of Mobile County Public Schools’ effort to increase the number of students taking and passing Advanced Placement courses and exams. MCPSS covers the cost of each AP exam and provides extra tutoring, including Saturday sessions in the spring weeks leading up to the exams.
Students who take AP courses and who score a 3, 4 or 5 on the exam may earn college credit.
Last year, Mobile County Public Schools had 222 students to receive the distinction of AP Scholar because they scored at least a 3 on at least three AP exams.
FlinnPREP was developed by Flinn Scientific and in partnership with a select team of AP teachers across the United States. There are 15 units of foundational and AP level content that will give students the opportunity to assess their knowledge, challenge their learning, and strengthen their skills as they progress through the year.
“In support of our Strategic Plan, Mobile County Public Schools has made an investment in our AP science program as another means to propel college readiness while providing our students access to new technologies that foster engaged learning,” said Stephanie LeGrone, science supervisor for Mobile County Public Schools. “We are committed to increasing student achievement by providing the best available tools that will promote teacher effectiveness in the classroom and develop student confidence.”
The courses are designed to keep students engaged by incorporating graphics, videos, animations, games, and multiple reteach options. With the ease of access to the courses outside of the classroom and on any device, students can evaluate their mastery of the content at any time and teachers can use the progress monitoring reports to tailor their instruction.
“FlinnPREP offers the latest technology and content-rich material aligned to current standards, uses various methods to deliver the content, and provides teachers with enough data that enables them to teach precisely to the individual needs of their AP students and manage their progress,” said Mike Lavelle, Chief Executive Officer for Flinn Scientific.
Parents are encouraged to visit www.flinnprep.com to learn more about the FlinnPREP courses from Flinn Scientific that are now available to AP students in the Mobile County Public Schools.