The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides motivated 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 nearly 1.7 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 the spring of 2009 AP Exams.
Freedom students Jacqueline Moses, Joseph Omoletski, Trevor Pels and Kayla Suhrie – 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 3.0 or higher on five or more of these exams.
Freedom students Courtney Barry, Amber Basore, Samuel Carey, Ryan Rodriguez and Ariel Welch 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 3.0 or higher on four or more of these exams.
The following Freedom students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of 3.0 or higher: William Bailey, Michelle Buzas, Sabrina Dunbar, Crystal Knight, Sarah Knight, Fructuoso Menchavez, Gianna Pacini, Akeyla Pratt, Courtney Reed, Jamee Robbins, Michael Romano, Santiago Selga-Eaton, Jasdeep Sidhu, Nicholas Smith, Ariel Spagnol and Eilan Zeng.
Of this year’s award recipients at Freedom, Pacini, Carey and Pels are juniors and have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award.