Jackson County Comprehensive High School to implement AP Capstone program

High school students in Jackson County will soon be able to register for an AP Seminar course, which will begin at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year on August 4. Jackson County Comprehensive High School will join approximately 1,000 other schools worldwide by implementing the new AP Capstone program this fall. Originally developed in the fall of 2014, the AP Capstone program is comprised of two different courses called AP Seminar and AP Research. Students typically take the AP Seminar course in 10th grade or 11th grade, and the…

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PROFILE: Cindy O’Barr and her CHAMPS

By Savannah Brock The job of a sergeant doesn’t typically include being surrounded by kids. However, for Jackson County Sheriff Sergeant Cindy O’Barr, it’s a daily occurrence. “I love kids. Kids are just the most amazing things to me,” says Sgt. O’Barr. “What we do makes such an impression on them that we want to get in there with them early, and that’s why we decided to do the CHAMPS program.” CHAMPS stands for Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety and for the last year and a half Sgt. O’Barr…

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