02 Oct 2007

Fourteen 2007 Graduates Named AP Scholars

Fourteen students in the Catholic High School graduating class of 2007 have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement ProgramŒÂ (APŒÂ) Exams.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, and to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 18 percent of the more than 14 million high school students in more than 16,000 secondary schools worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to merit the recognition of AP Scholar.

Students took AP Exams in May 2007 after completing challenging college-level courses at their high schools. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.

David Crochet, William Lee and Davis Rhorer 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.

Ryan Al-Marhoun, Will Dixon, Cory Gautreau, Joel Raborn, Eric Ristroph, Matt Rolfsen and Chris Rouse 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.

Mark Assad, Andy Hinnenkamp, Aaron Humphreys and Jonathan Vignes qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams, with grades of 3 or higher.

Most of the nation’s colleges and universities award credit, advanced placement, or both based on successful performance on the AP Exams. More than 1,400 institutions award a full year’s credit (sophomore standing) to students presenting a sufficient number of qualifying grades.