DuPage County School District and Educator Recognized for Educational Excellence
School District 100 Receives National Recognition From
AP College Board
On March 20, Fenton Community High School District 100 was named the Advanced Placement Small District of the Year by AP College Board. During the past four years, Fenton has worked diligently to built an AP program that encourages all students who demonstrate ability to enroll in AP courses. Today, 500 students are enrolled in 24 AP classes with a 63 percent rate of scoring a three or higher on at least one AP exam. This demonstrates a 14 percent increase since 2016.
“You gave more students an opportunity to take AP. You increased the diversity of students in AP. You increased the diversity of students scoring three or higher. You’ve opted to open doors.”
-Edward Biedermann, executive director for AP Outreach, addressing an all-school assembly on March 20 at Fenton High School.
Administrators, AP teachers, District 100 school board members, community leaders and students are pictured above shortly after the award was presented by Mr. Biedermann to Superintendent James Ontengco.
Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE) Teacher,
Tara McCarthy, National Finalist
Tara McCarthy, adapted physical education teacher from CASE, is one of five finalists for the Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year award from the Society of Health and Physical Educators. The award is expected to be announced this week. Tara was recently named the 2019 SHAPE Midwest Adapted PE Teacher of the Year.