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41 Keystone Students Earn AP Scholar Awards
Press Release

January, 2009

Forty-one students at Keystone 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. The Keystone students are among the 18 percent of the more than 1.4 million high school students worldwide who took AP Exams and received the AP Scholar recognition.  

“We are very proud of all our students who completed the AP courses and exams,” said Hugh McIntosh, Head of Keystone School. “These students performed exceptionally well and are very deserving of this recognition.”  

Students take AP Exams in May 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 Keystone School, four students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average grade of 4 or higher on a 5-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. These students are Paul Alukal, Sara Clark, Krystin Deason and Jonathan Rodriguez. Thirty students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.  

Eight students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. 

Four students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams, with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Josh Drum, Lauren Koepp, Melissa Schram and Nick LaBrie. Most of the nation’s colleges and universities award credit, advanced placement, or both based on successful performance on the AP Exams. More than 1,400 institutions award a full year’s credit (sophomore standing) to students presenting a sufficient number of qualifying grades. In 2007, thirty-seven AP Exams were offered in a wide variety of subject areas, each consisting of multiple-choice and free-response (essay or problem-solving or oral response) questions (except for the Studio Art exam which evaluates students’ original artwork).  

About Keystone School

Keystone is a nationally-recognized, multi-cultural, college-preparatory school where academic excellence and student individuality are honored. Chartered by the State of Texas as a non-profit organization and accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, Keystone School is a co-educational, independent school serving approximately 430 students in grades K-12. For more information, visit www.keystoneschool.org 

About The College Board

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 association is composed of more than 5,200 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,500 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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