The College Board's Advanced Placement Program 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, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.
About 20 percent of the 2.1 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.
Two students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
These students are Jillian Holmes and Cailyn Kreitz. Cailyn earned a score of 5 on all ten AP tests taken.
Eleven students 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. These students are Natasha Bassett, Colin Butler, Lauren Hall, Jillian Holmes, Cailyn Kreitz, Dylan Leahy, Alex Palmatier, Nicole Payne, Joseph Rogers, Bethany Stoner and Aaron Westbrook.
Four students 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. These students are Cheyenne Hakes, Brendan Hocker, Jacob Russo, and Alyson Stoner.
Eighteen students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher.
The AP Scholars are James Anthony, Ashley Burger, Abigail Caviston, Brett Conklin, Nathan Fontaine, Logan Frantz, Tori Garman, Alex Kohler, Mike Krall, Ashley Larson, Cody Lathrop, Jenalee Morris, Rose Morris, Sarah Pfaff, Nicholas Ripley, Karren Schulte, Christopher Shoemaker and Valerie Stetts.
Through 34 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission 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 3,800 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores.