For the 2018-2019 school year, Laurel High School Advanced Placement (AP) students beat state averages on the Advanced Placement Calculus exam. Taught by ten year veteran and STAR teacher Josh Walters, 50 percent of the Laurel High School AP Calculus students earned a three or above, a score which will give them college credit. This percentage exceeds the 44 percent of students statewide who scored a three or above and is a school record for the number of students passing a singular AP exam. Students who have taken AP Calculus at Laurel High School have gone on to be successful in such courses of study as engineering, math, and accounting.
Additionally four sophomores, now juniors, passed the AP Human Geography exam. Students who pass this exam usually receive credit for history or humanities in college. AP Human Geography is taught by Deanna Blackledge, also a Laurel School District veteran teacher.
Laurel High School AP Calculus students who scored high enough to receive college credit: Nicole Santiago, Keandranique Gilbert, Ayainah Brown, Jordhan Booth, Isaiah Gore, and Maxwell Dobbs.
Laurel High School AP Human Geography students who scored high enough to receive college credit: Maxwell Dobbs, Jaymar Jackson, Wade Parker, and Samuel Hill.