OWC Collegiate School Among Top In State on FCAT Math, Reading, Science
NICEVILLE, FL --- With 100% passing rates in both Reading and Mathematics portions of the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Achievement) test, 10th grade students at the Collegiate High School at Okaloosa-Walton College were among only three high schools in Florida to score a perfect passing rate in reading. Statewide test results were released by the Department of Education today (Wednesday).
The OWC Collegiate High School's scores on the Reading and Math sections of standardized state-wide test were among the top in the state and the highest scores in the district with an OWC scale score of 372 in reading and 370 in math. State and district median scale scores in reading were 300 state and 327 district. In math, the state median was 323 and with a district median of 341.
In science, measured this year among eleventh grade students, the OWC charter high school scored in the top one percent of the 743 reported high schools in Florida with a 370. The median science score for the state was 302, with the district median at 341.
The OWC 10th graders had previously posted top scores in the writing portion of the FCAT; scores that were released in April.
As a public charter school the Okaloosa County School District, the OWC scores are combined with other district high schools to compile the district-wide score. The national Blue Ribbon school has consistently scored in the top among all high schools in Florida on all sections of the FCAT test each year since the school was established in 2000.
Believing that good readers make good writers and good thinkers, the school has a school-wide focus on reading and an intensive writing emphasis embedded in all curriculum areas, strategies which school leaders believe helped students achieve the impressive scores.
The OWC Collegiate High School is a charter school of the Okaloosa County School District that enables 10th, 11th and 12th grade students to simultaneously earn both a standard high school diploma and a transferable two-year college degree or transferable college credits. The public school is free of charge to students, with college-credit classes, college and high school textbooks, transportation, use of a personal laptop computer, tutoring and more are all provided at no cost.
The school is located on the OWC Niceville campus and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Since the school was established in 2000, seven classes of seniors have graduated from the Collegiate High School and have successfully transferred to top colleges and universities nationwide. For information call 729-4949.