Bolivar High School graduates scored higher than statewide and national averages on the ACT exam in 2015, according to the ACT data released today.
The BHS Class of 2015 recorded an average composite score of 23.4 with 103 students tested. The district’s average is above the Missouri average of 21.7 and the national average of 21.0.
"We are thrilled to see the Class of 2015 gain more recognition for its academic achievements,” Bolivar High School Principal Dr. David Geurin said. “The ACT is an important measure of academics and for a class to have an average score above 23 is remarkable. It's a reflection of the commitment to learning on the part of our students, teachers, and community. These ACT scores are the highest on record for Bolivar as far as we know. Over the past decade, the previous high was a 22.8 composite average. Although we have been consistently above state averages in prior years, the current scores show our students are far above average and well-prepared for future success."
Out of the nearly 190 students in the BHS Class of 2015, 74 percent indicated they would attend either a 2-year or 4-year college. The graduating class earned more than $2.3 million in scholarships - a record amount, according to Dr. Geurin.
Students at Bolivar High School will be issued a personal Chromebook for the 2105-2016 school year. To receive the personal Chromebook to use during the school year, each student and parent must read the 1:1 Student/Parent Handbook, sign the take-home agreement form, and pay the $25.00 annual damage waiver fee.
Click here for the 1:1 Student/Parent Handbook.
Information about the Chromebook program can be found at bhs.bolivarschools.org.
Every student will need a device for class each day, but there are three options: 1. Participate in the take-home program ($25), 2. Check out a Chromebook each day at school (free), or 3. Bring your own device capable of running the Chrome web browser.
To participate in the take home program, please click here to enroll in the 1:1 insurance program. Once on the One2One Risk page click on enroll my device and enter the information for Bolivar High School. The Student ID or Participant number is your child's lunch PIN.
If at any point during this process you have questions or need assistance, please call Bolivar High School at 417-326-5228.