DLHS students earn AP Scholar Awards for exam excellence
Twenty-eight students at Detroit Lakes High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. The College Board's Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides motivated and academically prepared student...
Twenty-eight students at Detroit Lakes High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.
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 earn an AP Scholar Award.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students' performance on AP Exams.
At Detroit Lakes High School Seven 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. These students are Nicholas Arens, Cara Berger, Clement Foltz, Catherine Larson, Kelsey Melaard, Dameon Rozak and Kari Taylor.
Seven students 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. These students are: Veronica Foltz, Marissa Hall, Collin Harris, Nathan Haverkamp, Nathaniel Kitzmann, Rachel Musielewicz and Ondre Syllaba.
Twenty-two students at DLHS qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more exams with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are: Menajmin Amell, Marta Borgeson, Cecelia Erholtz, Shannon Goetz, Chad Hanson, Katharine Kelsven, Christine Kinney, Mark Labat, Joelle Langworthy, Elizabeth Larson, Kira Leichter, Tre Martinez, Carolyn McCormack, Johathan Melgaard, Ashley Morben, Dylan Ramstad-Skoyles, Aaron Singer, Jacklyn Watland, Courtney Weston, Angela Weiland, Tanner Yocom and Marie Yokan.
Of this year's award recipients at Detroit Lakes High School, sixteen of these students are seniors at DLHS and have this academic year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher level AP Scholar Award.
Through more than 30 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand our in the college admissions process.
Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teacher, ensuring that AP 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 3,600 colleges and universities annually receive AP grades. Over 90 of four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or placement for qualifying exam grades.
Research consistently shows that AP student who score a 3 or higher on AP exams (based on a scales from 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. The College Board is a not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.