College Board Recognizes Various Levels of Achievement
76 students enrolled in Allegany County Public Schools have earned Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams. The College Board’s AP Program provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level course while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP exams.
Nearly 18% of the more than 1.9 million students worldwide who took AP exams performed at sufficiently high levels to earn an AP Scholar Award.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP exams. Amanda Carlin of Fort Hill High School, 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.
Fourteen 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 as follows: (Allegany) Anna Crow, Urvashi Dayalan, Benjamin Derlan, John Michael Fraley, Sage Hartlaub, Breyer Hillegas, Sarah Horn, Robert Knieriem, Benjamin Levitas, Lane Walbert; (Fort Hill) Amanda Carlin, Caitlin Squires; (Mountain Ridge) Katie Frantz, Braden Ishler.
Ten 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 as follows: (Allegany) Daryl Blank, Caleb Condor, Colum Dillon, Hayley Kurtz, Glenn Lavin; (Fort Hill) Cullin Brown, Troy Knippenberg; (Mountain Ridge) Meghan Coburn, Jacob Kincer, Steven Spitzer.
51 students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams with scores of 3 or higher. These students are as follows: (Allegany) Jenna Bartlett, Elijah Biggs, Hayden Bosley, Caitlin Clark, Michael Diehl, Samuel Dusenbery, Ashley Forbes, Sara Glasbrenner, Darton Greist, Morgan Mayer, Casey McCagh, Evan McIntyre, Courtney McKay, Augustus Miltenberger, Ittie Rehani, Cierra Roberts, Christine Schroeder, Ethan West; (Fort Hill) April Cheek, Dawson Driver, Ryan Emerick, Heather Frank, Brittany Groves, Hannah Jenkins, Michael Mudge, Rebecca Pannone, Ashlan Thompson, Rachel Wojnar; (Mountain Ridge) Matthew Benson, Andrew Boch, Jennifer Bray, Evan Deckers, Nicholas DeMichele, Niki Folk, Breana Grove, Kyle Harris, Shea Hormuth, Aleksandra Knepper, Maura Krautner, Kaitlin Lemmert, Nicole Lloyd, Mark Manwani, Logan Miller, Carson Muir, Jess Reed, Rachael Roberts, Michelle Russ, John Stark, Daniel Streitbeck, Samuel Treber, Madison Willey.
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 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 3,800 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores. Most four-year colleges in the U.S. provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores.
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 have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.
The College Board is a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of more than 5,900 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success, including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools.