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More than 400 Students Earn AP Scholar Awards
Posted 08/07/2017 03:15PM

A group of 425 Mansfield ISD students was recently distinguished by The College Board as Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars. The award recognizes high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through AP courses and exams.

AP courses are available to high school students. AP exams are given after completion of the course, and students have the ability to earn college credit depending on the score earned on the exam. The highest score possible is a five.

AP Scholar Awards are broken down into four categories, and MISD students earned distinctions in one or more of each:

  • AP Scholar Award (277 students) - given to students who earn a score of three or higher on three or more AP Exams.

  • AP Scholar with Honor Award (61 students) - given to students who earn an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken with scores of three or higher on four or more of these exams.

  • AP Scholar with Distinction Award (87 students) - given to students who earn an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken with scores of three or higher on five or more of these exams.

  • National AP Scholar Award (21 students) - given to students who earn an average score of four or higher on all AP Exams taken with scores of four or higher on eight or more of these exams.

Also, three MISD middle schools (Rogene Worley, James Coble and Linda Jobe) have an AP Spanish class for native Spanish speakers. Students take the same AP test as high school students. For these three campuses, the passing rate was 84 percent.

For more information about Advanced Placement, visit the MISD Advanced Academics webpage.


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