Millie High School AP Scholars
Published on Sep 26, 2016 16:20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Robert Mullaney, Principal

SCHOOL / CITY, STATE: Millis High School / Millis, MA
DATE: September 21, 2016

AP® SCHOLAR AWARDS

 17 students at Millis High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. 16 students in the group graduated from Millis High School as part of the Class of 2016, while one is a member of the current Class of 2017.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with 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.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.

At Millis High School:

Two students from the Class of 2016 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. These students are Rio Calais and Eleni Lazarides.

Seven students from the Class of 2016 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. These students are Katherine Golden, Riane Hunt, Madeline Hurwitz, Jessica O’Reilly, Rebecca Simpson, Elsie Slowe, and Abigail Wine.

Eight students
qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars from the Class of 2016 are Caroline Denman, Timothy Kane, Amardev Khalsa, Ross Liebert, Lyntessa May, Emily McCabe, and Valeska Vieira.  The AP Scholar from the current class of 2017 is Amanda Busa.  Ms. Busa has one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award.

These students were part of a group of Millis High School students who helped the school earn distinction as one of only 425 schools in the United States and Canada to be included on the 2016 AP Honor Roll for increasing access to AP curriculum while maintaining high standards.

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 3,800 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. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. 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.

 

 

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