Ocean City Today

More than half of Wor. County grads headed to college

By Kara Hallissey | Jun 22, 2017

(June 23, 2017) Worcester County public schools had 493 graduating seniors this year, with at least 66 percent of them from the three high schools planning to attend a college or university.

A survey of students by the board of education focused on specifics, such as whether students took advanced placement courses, if they took classes at Worcester Technical High School and if they were involved with the STEM Academy.

At least 44 percent of students at each high school took a class at Worcester Technical High School.

The top five advanced placement courses seniors completed were calculus, biology, world history, statistics and American history.

The survey also asked students if they used counseling services, submitted college applications or applied for scholarships.

Seniors were offered more than $13.5 million in scholarships this year and accepted more than $6.21 million.

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