Jefferson County public school students are being encouraged to apply for college this week. Some schools are getting help from a federal grant; others are holding pep rallies and workshops. But many schools have already begun to promote college readiness.
Senior Charles Morton said he remembers Shawnee High School just a few years before.
“It was very chaotic there were seniors in classes with freshman, it was just real chaotic environment,” he said.
Principal Dr. Keith Look reorganized the school and provided structure, said Morton. The school was also renamed the Academy at Shawnee.