Every year The College Board announces the AP Scholar awards. An AP Scholar is a student who has earned a score of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. The use a '3' as the cut-off score because it potentially earns students college credit.
In Oregon, about 20% of all graduating seniors attempt an AP exam at some point prior to graduation. At Corbett Charter School, 22% of last year's senior class earned AP Scholar recognition by passing three or more exams! Read it again: Corbett Charter seniors earned AP Scholar recognition at the same rate at which seniors around the state attempted an exam.
In addition to the general AP Scholar awards, the College Board also recognizes AP Scholars with Honors (more exams passed, with a minimum average score of 3.25) and AP Scholar with Distinction awards (still more exams, minimum average score of 3.5!) Corbett Charter School had three students recognized as AP Scholars with Honor and one recognized as an AP Scholar with Distinction.
In all, over 10% of Corbett Charter School's high school students in grades 9 through 12 earned AP Scholar status...unbelievable!
Another bonus? Half of Corbett Charter School's AP Scholars for 2010 are back in high school this year. We expect great things from the Class of 2011!
It was a good first year. We anticipate improvement as we become more practiced.
Note: Individual scholars will be receiving notification from The College Board, and I won't spoil the fun by announcing names before they have been notified.