Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Mission Statement

"The Bracken County Schools will provide a challenging academic environment which recognizes students as diverse individuals expected to achieve at proficient and distinguished levels."


March 17, 2014

Dear Parents,

Inclement weather conditions have cancelled classes for the Bracken County Schools 18 days this winter. At the March 10, 2014 meeting of the Bracken County Board of Education, the board stated its intention to follow the current calendar which lists upcoming make-up days.  Currently, the last day of school for Bracken County students is scheduled for June 3, 2014 and closing day for teachers will be June 4, 2014.  At the present time, there is no plan to use March 20-21and March 31-April 4 as make-up days.  Bracken County Schools can miss one more day without moving the last day of school. 

 School will be in session May 15-June 3 with the exception of May 20 and 26. 

The Early Dismissal that was scheduled for April 18 will be changed to a full day of school. 

Early Dismissal is currently scheduled for June 3.  
 

*The dates listed in this letter are subject to change should we miss more school. 

 

 


Announcement

Bracken County Schools has subscribed to a new phone service for parents which will allow us to better communicate information to the home.  It is integrated into our student information system, Infinite Campus.

Following are some types of information you can receive from the school district or school using this phone messaging system:

  • School cancellations or delays
  • Emergency situations
  • School reminders and deadlines
  • Attendance
Parent or guardian contact information (phone numbers, email addresses, etc.) are obtained from your student's enrollment form.  
If your contact information changes, please contact the school with updated information so that it can be entered into our data system.

Congratulations Bracken County High School

The College Board recently recognized 477 school districts from the US and Canada as being AP District Honor Roll recipients. Included in the 4th Annual AP Honor Roll were 13 districts from Kentucky, 10 of which have schools in the AdvanceKentucky program (up from five last year). The 10 are: Bracken County, Fayette County, Floyd County, Logan County, Madison County, Marion County, Marshall County, McLean County, Murray Independent, and Pulaski County. Each received the award for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement course work while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.

Inclusion on the Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data for the following criteria:

Districts must:

1. Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts and at least 11 percent in small districts;

2. Ensure that the percentage of African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students taking AP Exams did not decrease by more than 5 percent for large and medium districts or by more than 10 percent for small districts;

3. Improve performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2012 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2010, unless the district has already attained a performance level in which more than 70 percent of the AP students are scoring a 3 or higher