38 McCracken Co. students honored as AP Scholars | News
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Thirty-eight students in McCracken County Public Schools have earned AP Scholar Awards for their achievement on Advance Placement Exams for the 2011-2012 school year.
Two students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of four or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and scores of four or higher on eight or more of these exams. The National AP Scholars are Nikolas Anderson and Richard Grewelle (Lone Oak).
Seven 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 three or higher on five or more of these exams. The AP Scholars with Distinction are: Julia Grubbs (Heath), Nikolas Anderson, Matthew Chestnut, Richard Grewelle, Robert Kaltenbach, Maria Miller and Carson Price (Lone Oak).
Six 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 three or higher on four or more of these exams. The AP Scholars with Honors are: Alyssa Durbin, Nicholas Elias, Jessica Graves, Josh Lundberg, John Scelzi, and Brandon Scharma (Lone Oak).
Twenty-five students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of three or higher. The AP Scholars are: Claire Douthitt, Logan Hester, Caleb Lay, Shannon Newberry, Travis Russell, Michael Stacy (Heath), Christopher Barrow, David Bender, Nicole Caturano, Connor English, Emily Followell, Emily Fountain, Lesley Garrett, Alison Kaler, Sarah Kreuter, Randy Ligon, Ryan Murt, Shelby Schaefer, Parijat Sharma, Sydney Spalding, Jenna Summerlin, Levi Travis, Kelsey Tucker, Nicole Walker and Tyler Wallace (Lone Oak).
According to the McCracken County Public Schools, this year’s number of AP scholars is an increase from the 2010-2011 school year, where 31 students qualified for the honor. Last year, McCracken County high school students completed over 670 AP exams. Since 2007, the district has seen over an 80 percent increase in the number of AP exams taken by high school students. McCracken County Public Schools was one of the first school districts in Kentucky to participate in the National Math and Science Initiative - AdvanceKY program and District is one of only 15 in the nation to pilot the AP | Cambridge Capstone program, offered at Lone Oak High School. McCracken County Public Schools currently offers students 21 different AP courses.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides 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.
Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a three 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.
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