A delay in scoring the AP U.S. History test has resulted in an updated release of AP Honors for Floyd County Schools from the College Board. The revised listing adds seven Floyd County scholars to the list and one 2016 graduate was recognized with the prestigious National AP Scholar honor. The updated AP School Scholar Roster includes 33 Floyd County students earning AP Scholar Awards.
Daniel Lovell, 2016 graduate of Pepperell High School, added National AP Scholar to his list of awards. National AP Scholar is granted to students in the United States who receive an average of 4 or higher on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of the exams. Lovell was Pepperell's 2016 STAR Student, a nominee to Governor's Honors in 2014 and a National Merit commended student.
The teens on the AP Scholar Roster were recognized for their exceptional achievement on AP Exams for 2016. 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. Students can earn college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. Only 18 percent of students worldwide earn an AP Scholar Award each year.
The College Board recognizes three levels of achievement based on a students’ performance on AP Exams.
• AP Scholar: Granted to students who receive grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams
• AP Scholar with Honor: Granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.25 on all APExams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of the exams
• AP Scholar with Distinction: Granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.5 on all APExams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of the exams
Floyd County Schools had 21 AP Scholars on the College Board's report, seven AP Scholars with Honors and five AP Scholars with Distinction. The system average score was 3.40.
Armuchee High had the most AP honorees with 14 total adding four with the addition of the U.S. History scores. Armuchee also had the most AP Scholars with Honors with three and three AP Scholars with Distinction.
Armuchee High’s average score was 3.48 with senior Brian G. Richey posting the highest average on three exams. Coosa High’s average score was 2.75 with senior Keiley Rowland scoring the highest average on four exams. Model High’s average score was 3.23 with senior Noah Syverson posting the highest average on three exams. Pepperell High’s average score was 3.59 with 2016 graduate Daniel Lovell earning the highest average on a total of nine exams.
The availability of AP classes for students is a priority in Floyd County Schools. The system’s Honors Prep program is recognized as one of the top college prep programs in the area.
AP Scholars are listed at grade level for seniors this fall or as a 2016 spring graduate of Floyd County Schools.
Students honored for their performance on AP Exams during the 2015-2016 school year were: