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Chatham County high school students earn AP Scholar awards

Posted Sunday, October 24, 2010

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Pittsboro, NC - Students at the three traditional high schools of Chatham County Schools have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 18 percent of the nearly 1.7 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.

Seven students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. They are: Paige Meier (Chatham Central); Rubi Escalona (Jordan-Matthews); and Brennan Allen, Philip Brooks, Abigail Harward, Sam Lucier, and Paul Shackelford (Northwood).

Four students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. They are: Nicole Roscoe (Chatham Central); Stefanie King (Jordan-Matthews); and Katherine Absher and Keith Bastow-Cox (Northwood).

Fifteen students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of 3 or higher. They are: Julia Haman, Taylor Meier, and Lane Snipes (Chatham Central); Guile Contreras, Angelica Gumucio, Ashley Myles and Emilio Vicente (Jordan-Matthews); and Nicholas Almond, Emily Brooks, Rebecca Burwell, Evan Fore, Joseph Graybeal, Candace Perry, Cameron Russell, and Alexandra Smith (Northwood).

Through more than 30 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admissions process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. More than 3,600 colleges and universities annually receive AP grades. Over 90 percent of four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or placement for qualifying exam grades. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and higher graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.

 
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