AP® Scholar Awards shared for Alamosa High School


ALAMOSA — Twelve students at Alamosa High School have 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, 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:

Megan Curry 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.

Junior Hunter Daboll and seniors Nicholas MacWilliams, and Mara Schwiesow 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.

Eight students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are sophomore Jasmine Cody, senior Shannon Cody, junior Natasha Couoh, junior Jakson McDaniel, junior Jackson Mumper, senior Adeline Sabido, senior Eric Snyder and junior 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, 142 students at Alamosa High School took 238 AP exams in 11 subjects. Thirty-eight percent of the exams were scored at a 3 or higher. Alamosa High School is offering the following AP classes for the 2017-2018 School year:

Biology, Calculus AB, Computer Science Principles, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, 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.

Adeline Sabido

Adeline Sabido

Alexia Wright

Alexia Wright

Eric Snyder

Eric Snyder

Hunter Daboll

Hunter Daboll

Jackson Mumper

Jackson Mumper

Jakson McDaniel

Jakson McDaniel

Jasmine Cody

Jasmine Cody

Mara Schwiesow

Mara Schwiesow

Megan Curry

Megan Curry

Natasha Couoh

Natasha Couoh

Nicolas MacWilliams

Nicolas MacWilliam

Shannon Cody

Shannon Cody


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