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GOOD NEWS: State honors Buford High School

BUFORD -- The State Department of Education announced recently that Buford High School has earned the awards of AP Merit School, AP STEM School and AP STEM Achievement School.

Schools with students testing in at least two AP math and science courses are named AP STEM facilities. Buford High School met this mark as well as having at least 20 percent of its student population taking AP and at least 50 percent of them scoring a 3 or higher on the exam.

Buford High School was also designated as an AP STEM Achievement School, meaning students tested in at least two AP Math courses, two AP Science courses and at least 40 percent of the exam scores on AP Math and Science were 3 or higher.

AP classes and exams are administered by the college board, which also administers the SAT college-entrance exam. Students who receive a 3, 4 or 5 on AP exams may receive college credit. The 2012 AP Honor Schools are named based on results from 2010-11 AP classes and exams.

For more information about Buford High School, visit www.bufordcityschools.org.'Journey Into Dyslexia' viewing scheduledSUWANEE -- The International Dyslexia Association-Georgia Branch and Sage School are presenting a special viewing of HBO2's "Journey Into Dyslexia" at 6 p.m. March 8 at Gateway Church, 3108 McGinnis Ferry Road, Suwanee.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information and to reserve a seat, visit www.idaga.org.

Speakers at the event include Debra Foster McElhaney, a licensed marriage and family therapist practicing in Atlanta; Patrick Whaley, a successful young entrepreneur with dyslexia; and Dr. Leslie Stuart, a clinical psychologist in private practice who conducts psychological evaluations to assess the learning profiles of individuals with dyslexia.

According to its website, Sage School is "a unique Christian school, dedicated to meet the needs of the student with language based learning differences, including dyslexia, difficulty understanding and/or using spoken language, written language disorders and mathematical disabilities."

The school is located at 3585 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, Suite 402, Suwanee. For more information abut the school, visit www.sageschool.net.

Frank Reddy writes about education. Good News from Schools appears in the Sunday edition of the Daily Post.