Athens, Ga., High Schoolers Earn AP Awards
The College Board has announced that 97 students at Clarke Central and Cedar Shoals High School have earned Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards for their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.
“Nearly 100 of our students have achieved at this national level, and I commend them for their hard work resulting in this well-deserved accomplishment,” said Superintendent Philip D. Lanoue. “Our AP scholars are well-poised to achieve at the post-secondary level due to a rigorous high school curriculum at which they excel.”
The College Board’s AP program lets students take rigorous college-level courses while they are still in high school. Students earn college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on AP exams.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams:
Five recent Clarke Central and Cedar Shoals graduates received the National AP Scholar Award. They earned an average score of 4 or higher on a five point scale on all the AP exams they took, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. These scholars are:
Cedar Shoals High School graduate Erica Carlton. Erica is double majoring in biology and Spanish at the University of Georgia.
Cedar Shoals High School graduate Joseph Morris. Joseph is majoring in English at UGA.
Clarke Central High School graduate Mika Broocks. Mika is majoring in biological sciences at Wellesley College.
Clarke Central High School graduate Nina Broocks. Nina is majoring in biological sciences at Wellesley College.
Clarke Central High School graduate Joyce Lu. Joyce is majoring in biological sciences at the University of Chicago.
Thirty-eight students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award. They scored, on average, at least 3.5 on all AP exams they took, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
Seventeen 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.