The College Board Advanced Placement Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through AP courses and exams. Students can cite these distinctions among their credentials on applications and resumes.
“Students who choose to participate in the AP Program are those who are interested in a challenging course selection that requires independent work and rapid progress. With grades of 3, 4, or 5 on AP exams, a student may earn three to eight semester hours of college credit, depending on the subject, the score, and the college. JA offers 11 AP courses,” said Amy Bush, college counselor.
Eighteen JA students earned AP recognition in 2016, including one who was awarded a National AP Scholar Award. Congratulations to all the JA students who were named AP Scholars.
-Paula Pratt, associate dean
AP Scholar: Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
AP Scholar with Honor: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
AP Scholar with Distinction: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
National AP Scholar: Granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
“We are certainly proud of our AP Scholars,” said Paula Pratt, associate dean. “Across the board, JA students are well prepared for college. We consistently see that in all of our graduates. However, the AP Program gives students who are ready for college-level work the opportunity to pursue a college-level course load during high school.”