AP® Scholar Awards Announced for Ascension Episcopal School

Ascension Episcopal School
Twelve (12) students at Ascension Episcopal School have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) Exams. 
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, and to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 22 percent of the more than 2.2 million high school students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to earn an AP Scholar Award.
Students took AP Exams in May 2022 after completing challenging college-level courses at their high schools. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.

At Ascension Episcopal School:
One (1) student qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. This student is Madeleine Sorrell.
One (1)  student 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 student is Michael LeBlanc. 

Ten (10) students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams, with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Emerson Abshire, Aiden Daly, Ella Dupuie, Cole Edmond, Grace Fontenot, Gracie Gage, Robert Luckey, Kendalyn Morgan, Payton Musso, and Andrew St. Germain.  

Of this year’s award recipients at Ascension Episcopal School, eight (8) were juniors. These students have one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn another AP Scholar Award.

Through 38 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced standing 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.  Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores.

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 College Board is composed of over 6,000 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves more than seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,800 colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, 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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