And Education Weekly has run an article on Beau Baker and Fern Creek High School’s IVY Plus Academy (a program that the Alumni Association helps support). How One Teacher Makes “Impossible” College dreams Possible for Students.
“As a teacher, Beau Baker has a lot to be proud of in the just-graduated class of seniors from Ivy Plus Academy in Louisville, Ky.
Of a class of 26 students, 23 will be attending private colleges or universities in the fall, and 19 of them will be at out-of-state schools; one chose the U.S. Marine Corps. And just two of those students will be paying more than $10,000 in tuition. Five students will only be paying for their books and fees.
Before joining the academy, Baker’s students hardly thought they would be able to attend the University of Kentucky, with its approximately $12,000 price tag, let alone private institutions costing up to $60,000 or more….link”