Nine students at North Lamar High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams during spring 2021 testing. Each year, the College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP exams.
At North Lamar High School, one student, Conner Raymond (Class of 2022), qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning 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. This is the second consecutive year for Conner to be recognized.
Two students from the Class of 2021, Wesley Crites and Donato Curvion, qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning 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. This is the second consecutive year for Wesley to be recognized.
Six students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. Three of these students, Meridith Puckett, Caleb Sanford and Madison Winter, graduated with the Class of 2021, and three others, Joseph Franklin, Audrey Raymond and Mackenzie Walker, will graduate with the Class of 2022.
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 3,600 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.
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.