St. Joseph HS seniors earn AP scholar awards

Eleven seniors at St. Joseph High School earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, and/or advanced placement, for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 22 percent of the 2.2 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award. Scores are based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams. Liam Poor qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Stephanie Boozalis, Brooke Reaves, Sarah Sabbagh and Samuel Sternadel qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Amy Alcasabas, Benjamin Boyle, Morgan Burke, Ariana Junor, Zane Koenig and Holden Pratka qualified for the AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. More than 3,600 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores.

Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP. Exams are 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.

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