District 308 Students Earn AP Scholar Awards
The following announcement was provided by Oswego Community Unit School District 308.
Thirty-three students in School District 308 have earned AP Scholar Awards for recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement (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 18 percent of the 1.9 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.
Oswego High School student Benjamin Wooley 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.
Six District 308 high school students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
Qualifying students were Alyson Fisher (OH), Kayla Lee (OH), Christian Perello (OH), Anne Rodino (OH), Spencer Teiken (OH), and Kathy Zhu (OE).
Oswego East High School (OE) students Aaliya Aslam, Christopher Bong and Matthew Hildner and Oswego High School (OH) student Timothy Gburek Jr. qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
An additional 22 high school students in District 308 qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Luis Alcantara (OE), Andrew Bockus (OH), Jose Carrillo (OH), Robert Chico (OE), Taylan Clement (OE), Tessa Culbertson (OE), Meaghan Davey (OH), Jason Dienhart (OH), Daniel Ferguson (OH), Haley Furstenau (OE), Cally Kopplin (OE), Nathan Kyes (OH), Lucy Li (OH), Connor Miller (OE), Eric Novak (OH), Jeremy Perez (OH), Bridget Rodino (OH), Anne Marie Sullivan (OE), Tonisha Taylor (OE), Tiffany Tindell (OE), Riley Vann (OH), and Keerthan Vantakala (OE).
Through 34 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared student with the opportunity to earn college credits 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 the 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 United States 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 of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and higher graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.
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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.
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