Congratulations STAR Students!
We would like to congratulate Grace Shea, Zack Cook and the four other high school seniors we worked with who were recognized as STAR students by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Foundation in February. These high school seniors worked hard to be recognized for maintaining a grade-point average in the top 10 percent of their class and achieving the highest SAT score at their schools. Six of the 19 STAR students, which stands for Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program, from the North Atlanta neighborhoods of Brookhaven, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs, were tutored by Applerouth.
While these students started their studies well above average* with median scores of 693 in Critical Reading, 667 in Math and 667 in Writing, they were able to increase their scores an average of 215 points with our help. Their final score averages were 758 in Critical Reading, 734 in Math and 750 in Writing.
Grace’s mother, Amy Shea, credited Applerouth’s flexibility to work around Grace’s hectic schedule and her tutor’s personal assessment with leading Grace to a “break through” moment that allowed for substantial gains.
We are proud of all our students and happy to have helped bring out the best in them. To learn more about North Atlanta’s STAR students and who they picked as their STAR teachers, read this article in the Buckhead Reporter.
*The national averages for 2011 are: Critical Reading—501, Math—516 and Writing—492.