The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) announced that 85 high school students from Atlanta Public Schools (APS) have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams this year.
APS students earned the award by completing three or more APS exams with scores of 3 or higher. Of the 85 students awarded, 80 are from Henry W. Grady High School, three students are from Carver School of the Arts, and two students are from South Atlanta School of Law & Social Justice. The students will receive their certificates in the mail next month and the awards will also be noted in any official score reports sent to colleges, universities, and scholarship programs.
The College Board’s AP Program provides willing 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 22 percent of the 2.2 million students worldwide who took AP exams performed at a sufficiently high level to receive this distinction.
Through 34 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, 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 3600 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores.
Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.
About Atlanta Public Schools
Atlanta Public Schools (APS) is one of the largest school districts in the state of Georgia, serving approximately 50,000 students across 103 learning sites. APS is organized into nine K-12 clusters and two citywide single-gender academies, where students are offered rigorous instructional programs that foster success in school and life. APS is renewing its commitment to stakeholders through excellence, equity, ethics and engagement. For more information visit www.atlantapublicschools.us