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District Adds Two Advanced Placement Courses for 2016-17 School Year
Groveport Madison High School students will have the opportunity to participate in ten Advanced Placement courses beginning in the fall. The addition of AP Art and Spanish classes means students will be able to earn a college credit in a variety of subjects commonly required during the freshman year of college. The District already offers AP classes in English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Chemistry, Statistics, Psychology, Calculus, Government and Human Geography. 
Work Begins on District Service Center
Work has begun at the Groveport Madison Schools’ new service center, located at 4400 Marketing Place, near the intersection of Williams and South Hamilton Roads. When completed, the District Service Center (DSC) will house students and all District support functions, including the administrative offices. 
Program Allows Students to Earn College Credits for Free
College Credit Plus is a program offered through the State of Ohio, with the purpose of encouraging students to pursue rigorous academic courses and providing a wide variety of options to college-ready students. Groveport Madison seventh- through twelfth-grade students who meet the enrollment criteria for the college or university of their choice, can take college-level courses, earning both college and high school credit simultaneously. Through College Credit Plus, students have the option to enroll in single courses or follow a designed path to a particular degree. Credits are reflected on both the student’s high school and college transcripts. 
Foster Grandparents Savor the Opportunity to Help Students Learn to Read
As Hanna Whitt diligently sounds out the word in front of her, Sadie Patterson smiles proudly. Patterson, a reading tutor at Madison Elementary School, takes pride in helping her kindergarten students master literacy skills. The 73-year-old Columbus resident works with students four days a week through the Foster Grandparent Program sponsored by Hands On Central Ohio, a non-profit agency that provides resources to people and organizations in need. 
Family Literacy Nights Encourage Love of Reading
Groveport Madison Schools’ Title I Program is hosting its popular Spring Family Literacy Nights for elementary students and their families again this year. During these fun-filled events, teachers and families gather to promote a love of reading for students in preschool through third grade. 
Spots Available in Early Learning Digital Preschool Program
The District is currently enrolling preschool students in its Early Learning Digital Preschool Program, which will begin its second session in February.

Designed to assist children who need extra help learning vocabulary and the literacy skills, the program provides tools and training that prepare youngsters for kindergarten.
Tedrow Receives OSBA's Top Award
Congratulations goes out to Groveport Madison School Board Member Mary Tedrow, who was recently recognized by the Ohio School Boards Association's most prestigious commendation, the "All-Ohio School Board Award." In presenting the award, OSBA staff member Kim Miller-Smith stated, "Mary Tedrow personifies the absolute best of what a Board of Education member can and should be - as a decision-maker, an education advocate, a team member, and as a community leader." 
District Close to Adopting New Mathematics Curricula
For the past five years, Groveport Madison Schools’ administration has worked with teaching staff to select rigorous materials to prepare students to meet the new Ohio Learning Standards. The District has adopted new curricula for math, English/Language Arts, science and social studies. Elective courses (Encore) resource materials were originally scheduled to be the next area to be addressed. However, the changes in the Ohio standards, combined with our District’s test scores demand we update our math resources this year. 
High School Construction Update
One of the most noticeable pieces of the high school construction project is the new sewer line that’s being installed around the existing building. This is a big project that requires trenching of more than 20 feet deep, almost all the way around the current building. Unfortunately, it requires that we modify our traffic patterns in order to accommodate its installation, which will be completed in early March. Temporary signage is being installed to help students, staff, parents, and visitors to the school navigate around the construction. 
State Report Cards Continue to Cause Confusion
If Ohio’s State Report Cards didn’t confuse you before, the 2014-2015 Report Card has taken it to new heights. Issued five months into the 2015-2016 school year, in two separate releases, and using data from the now abandoned PAARC assessments, many have asked whether 2014-2015 Report Card has much value at this point. 
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