Lodi AP Scholar Awards Announced

by Free Speech on September 24, 2009

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Lodi, WI
by Laura Love

Four students from Lodi High School have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) Exams.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides motivated and academically prepared students 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 high school students in worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to earn an AP Scholar Award.

These students took AP Exams in May 2009 after completing challenging college-level courses at Lodi High School. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.

Recent graduates, Cydney Heid, Kendelle Heid, Katherine Kratcha and Ewaine Gwynne qualified for the AP Scholar Award by earning an grade of 3 or higher on a five-point scale on three or more AP Exams.  Ewaine Gwynne earned 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.  We wish these graduates and all of our former students success in their postsecondary schooling and/or career exploration.

More than 3600 colleges and universities annually receive AP grades.  Over 90 percent of four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or placement for qualifying exam grades.  Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams typically experience greater academic success in college and higher graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP courses.  We hope that more students will be motivated to take AP courses at LHS every year, in order to prepare themselves for their college/university experience.

The College Board is a not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 5,600 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,800 colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, college readiness, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®). The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities, and concerns.

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