Academic success does not come instantaneously. Success comes at the end of a collection of useful experiences over time. For example, the teachers and principals students have had during their 12-year experience are calculated automatically into the final success of students. In other words, this success has been in the making for 12 years or more.
I applaud the students for taking learning opportunities seriously. The schools presented the opportunity, and students accepted it. Know that success does not come without the expenditure of effort and hard work. They took learning seriously. E2020 and other SAT preparation programs are in place to assist students who take advantage of available resources.
The system is working consistently at preparing as many students as possible to be ready for college and career success. Now they are prepared to receive a college education. After college, students will be prepared to take an industrious place in an economically healthy, global society.
Let us stay on this course. We are moving in a very positive direction.
Frank G. Roberson, Ph.D.
(The writer is superintendent of schools for the Richmond County school system.)