ALAMOSA — 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, advanced placement, or both 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.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.
At Alamosa High School senior Jasmin Cody, junior Adriane Colon, junior Adam Crowder, senior Megan Curry, junior Danielle Daboll, senior Hunter Daboll, and senior Jackson Mumper qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award granted to students who receive 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.
Sophomore Cole Sanders 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.
Ten students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are senior Natasha Couoh, junior Sophia Gonzales, senior Marshal Hollingsworth, junior Erica Illenberger, junior Melody Lipke, junior Jose Manriquez, junior Jakson McDaniel, senior Audrey Mosher, junior Aaron Nicodemus and senior Alexia Wright.
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. 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.
In May, 165 students at Alamosa High School took 261 AP exams in 12 subjects. Forty-one percent of the exams were scored at a 3 or higher. Alamosa High School is offering the following AP classes for the 2018-2019School year:
Biology, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, Chemistry, EnglishLanguage and Composition, Environmental Science, Physics 1, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, United States History, United States Government and Politics, and World History. Contact the AP Coordinator Mark Skinner at 587-6014.