Five VHS students named AP Scholars Five students from Vermillion High School have been named AP Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level AP examinations.
Only about 13 percent of the more than 700,000 students who took AP examinations in May 2000 performed at a sufficiently high level to merit such recognition.
Students take AP examinations in May after completing challenging college-
level courses at their high school. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on the number of year-long courses and exams ( or their equivalent semester-long courses and exams).
Five students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP examinations, with grades of three or higher. The AP scholars are: Kathy Plate, Ray (John) Ring, Jon Spader, Dariel Weaver and Matt Williams.
Most of the nation's colleges and universities award credit, advanced placement, or both based on successful performance on the AP exams. More than 1,4000 institutions award a year of credit (sophomore standing) to students presenting a sufficient number of qualifying grades. There are 33 AP examinations offered in 19 subject areas, each consisting of multiple-choice and free-response (essay or problem-solving) questions.
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Each year, the College Board serves over three million students and their parents, 22,000 high schools, and 5,000 colleges, through major programs and services in college admission, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning.
Among its best-known programs are the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, and the Advanced Placement Program (AP), and Pacesetter. The College Board is committed to the principles of equity and excellence, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities, and concerns.