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Advanced Placement Students Earn Rewards
(by Don Meador, Allen County Schools, August 7, 2019)    
 

   Students who committed themselves to rigorous class work last year have received their reward. The Allen County-Scottsville High School (AC-SHS) announced Wednesday that 46 students---current students and 2019 graduates---obtained at least one qualifying score on the College Board’s Advance Placement (AP) exams given last year, thus earning college credit and a $75 cash reward per course. The list includes 30 returning students who were recognized as part of Opening Day activities at the high school. 

   In partnership with the AdvanceKentucky initiative, teachers received training and supplies so that AP class opportunities are available to AC-SHS students. The program is designed to dramatically expand access to and participation in rigorous college-level work in high school, particularly among student populations traditionally underrepresented in these courses.

  Toward the end of classes last spring, AP students in 13 subject areas took the College Board’s AP Exam.  Scores are reflected on a five-point scale. A score of five is “extremely well qualified.”  A four score in “well qualified” with a three score being considered “qualified.” Students scoring a three or higher on the exam are qualified to receive college credit for their work or advanced placement in college classes.

   Two students---Ella Burch and Jason Sikes---earned qualifying scores in four subject areas. Giovanni Dell Valle, Samuel Dell Valle, and Jackson Montgomery qualified in three areas. Rachel Bomar, Allison Byrn, Taylor Carter, Katherine Foster, Oliver Harwood, Taylor Huff, Tyler Hunt, Abigail Stamps, Mason Towery and Kayden Whitney posted qualifying scores in two classes.   

   Achieving qualifying scores in AP Biology were students Ella Burch, Allison Byrn, Rachel Foster, Jennifer Owen, and Madison Whittle. In AP Calculus, Jason Sikes recorded a qualifying score. For AP Chemistry, earning qualifying scores were Rachel Bomar, Jackson Montgomery, and Mason Towery.

   For AP Computer Science, qualifying scores were reached by eight students. The list includes Zachary Ansley, Lauren Bearden, Ella Burch, Allison Byrn, Giovanni Del Valle, Samuel Del Valle, Logan Osborne, and Brion Pecor. AP English Language student Tyler Hunt earning a qualifying score. In AP English Lit, qualifying scores were achieved by Ella Burch, Robin Gagen, and Amber Wimpee.

   For AP Environmental Science, 20 students posted a qualifying score. The students included Brandon Baxter, Audric Bush, Khloe Byrn, Jaelyn Carter, Taylor Carter, Justin Charlton, Giovanni Dell Valle Samuel Dell Valle, Katherine Foster, Olivia Harwood, Taylor Huff, Molly Jones, Skye Kozloski, Jerica Law, Rachel Moore, Abigail Stamps, Jackson Vernon, Kayden Whitney, Madilyn Wolfe, and Madison Woods. Students Giovanni Dell Valle, Samuel Dell Valle, Jackson Montgomery, and Jason Sikes earned qualifying scores in AP Physics.

   In AP Psychology, 12 students posted qualifying scores---Kaylee Baldwin, Colton Barton, Steven Betts-Jimenez, Katelyn Bewley, Rachel Bomar, Tyler Hunt, Colby LaFitte, Jackson Montgomery, Jason Sikes, Mason Towery, Madison Whittle, and Jaylee Woods. Jason Sikes reached a qualifying score in AP Stats and Ella Burch posted a qualifying score in AP U.S. History. Ten students achieved qualifying scores in AP World History. The students were Taylor Carter, Katherine Foster, Olivia Harwood, Taylor Huff, Billy Lim, Hannah Rickard, Emma Robison, Abigail Stamps, Summer Towe, and Kayden Whitney.

  Students who posted qualifying scores will receive their reward checks in the coming weeks. 

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