UofL's Department of Mathematics reaches out to area high school to provide college-level coursework
The Department of Mathematics and the Department of Middle and Secondary Education (CEHD) have partnered with South Oldham High School to provide a Calculus 3 course (Math 301) for students from South Oldham who received a 4 or 5 on the BC Calculus AP exam last summer. The Office of the Provost generously supported this initiative with funds to release an instructor to add this section. 7 South Oldham students took the college-level calculus alongside UofL students.
Dr. Jenny Bay-Williams (Chair, Middle and Secondary) and Dr. Thomas Riedel (Chair, Mathematics) recently had a meeting with Anita Davis (Chief Academic Officer of Oldham County Schools), Brent Deaves (Oldham County Schools Secondary Level Director) and Lori Ferriel (Guidance Counselor South Oldham HS) deemed the new program a success and Dr. Grzegorz Kubicki, who taught the section, noted that not only did these students do very well but the entire class was the best he had taught in a long time. To build on this success, the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Middle and Secondary Education are teaming up with South Oldham High School to apply for a small grant from the Kentucky Department of Education to further explore joint venture for high achieving students in the Early College category. This grant would provide seed money for a pilot study that will be the basis for an application for a larger federal grant to broaden the scope of the current collaboration.