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Frisco Education Foundation thankful for donors, volunteers in support of students

From Frisco Education Foundation:
Thank you to all of our donors, volunteers, ambassadors, staff, advisory and board members who helped fulfill FEF’s mission in an unprecedented year. 

2020 taught us many valuable lessons in how to adapt to a largely virtual environment. 

We invite you to join us as we turn the page to a new year. We are invigorated and ready to serve FISD students and educators through our programs and initiatives. We’ve heard from so many of you with requests to get involved. We are so thankful for you!
#StrongerTogether. 
Here are some ways we can all hit the ground running in 2021:
Partner levels from Supporting ($1,000) to Trailblazer ($25,000+)
Investor: $500-$999
Friend: $250-499
Patron: Up to $249

With your support of our mission, Frisco Education Foundation will make an impact not only in the life of a student, but in the lives of all who live in our community. Your investment today will last a lifetime and impact our future. Email us for more details on Partner Giving
Here are other ways to support FEF’s mission:
Shop with our Amazon Smile account & give back

#StrongerTogether – Pool together with your family, friends, coworkers, Bunco group, scout troop, social or civic organization members to turn your individual gifts into one larger gift 

Invite FEF to speak at your next social, civic organization or business event

Share your passion for education and FEF in your annual letter to family & friends
Your gift today is an investment in a brighter future. We greatly appreciate any way that you can give, share our mission and engage with us. Thank you for your support, partnership and dedication. We couldn’t do it without you. 
#InvestingintheFuture #FEF #ForTheKids

From all of us at FEF, we wish you and your loved ones a bright New Year! 

Frisco Education Foundation | 5515 Ohio Dr, Frisco, TX 75035
https://friscoisd.org/ly/community/FEF/

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NBC5 TV DFW reporting: Doctors in Frisco are using three dimensional technology to ease back pain. They’re the first in the state to use augmented reality during spine surgery and their patient told NBC 5 health reporter Bianca Castro he’s now able to get back to life before back problems.

See NBC5 story … #FRISCODOCTORS

Almost 8,500 Frisco ISD college-bound students advance in AP programs #APHumanGeography #APWorldHistory #APEnglish #APUSHistory

Frisco ISD’s Advanced Placement (AP) program has grown to become one of the largest in Texas, with 8,475 students taking 17,843 AP exams in the 2019-20 school year. This is an increase of more than 925 students and 1,800 more exams administered than the year before.

Dr. Angela Romney, managing director of academic programs, said: “AP courses focus on building skills, such as critical thinking and writing skills, that are helpful for students as they move forward with additional AP courses or university-level coursework. This year’s AP exams were unique due the pandemic and students were able to take their exams at home on any device they had access to – computer, tablet or smartphone.

“Despite moving to virtual instruction in the spring, Frisco ISD’s AP teachers continued to teach students at a high level so that students were prepared for the revised exam format, which did not include any multiple choice questions and relied heavily on essays,” she said. “Students rose to the occasion and successfully exhibited the skills they had been working on all school year.”

The AP program provides students with a pathway to earn college credit while in high school.

Frisco ISD offers 32 AP courses that span all subject areas.

The four most popular AP Exams taken in FISD in the spring were

AP Human Geography at 2,088 exams,

AP World History at 1,883 exams,

AP English Language at 1,780 exams and

AP US History at 1,463 exams.  

AP courses are rigorous, college-level courses that align with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the College Board standards and skills. Students may earn college credit by taking the AP exam in May and scoring a 3 or higher. 

Even as the FISD AP program expands, the student success continues to remain high with 75 percent of all exams taken earning a 3, 4 or 5 making the student eligible to earn college credit. 

More than 51% of the Frisco ISD Class of 2020 scored a 3 or higher on at least one AP Exam during their high school career.

Students who received scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams were deemed AP Scholar Award winners, while students who completed and scored a 3 or higher in an AP Seminar and Research course and scored a 3 or higher on four additional AP courses were recognized with an AP Capstone Diploma.

Frisco ISD had 3,178 or 38 percent of the students who took AP Exams earn an AP Scholar Award or AP Capstone Award.

Click here to learn more about the FISD Advanced Placement program.

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