290 students earn prestigious AP Awards
More Rockwall ISD students than ever are earning prestigious AP Scholar Awards from the National College Board organization for their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement exams.
The College Board’s AP Program offers several AP Scholar Awards to recognize high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through AP course and exams.
At the end of each summer, the College Board recognizes these students who have taken multiple AP exams and scored well on them:
– AP Scholar: Students who earned scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.
– AP Scholar with Honor: Students who earned an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and had scores of 3 or higher on at least four exams.
– AP Scholar with Distinction: Students who earned an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and had scores of 3 or higher on at least five exams.
This year, the district is proud to announce that Rockwall ISD has 76 students who were named as AP Scholar with distinction, which is up 22 students since 2013. Rockwall ISD has 61 students who were named as AP scholar with honors, as well as, 150 students named AP scholars.
Margaret Davidson, Rockwall-Heath High School’s AP Psychology and Introductory Psychology Teacher said, “The Rockwall ISD’s Advanced Placement program offers students the opportunity to develop skills necessary for success in all future learning, whether it is college, advanced career training or any future training.” She continued to say, “The program allows any student willing to accept the challenge, a chance to grow and reach new heights. The expectations are high, the workload is extensive and the rewards are great.”
Rockwall ISD has 47 more students this year, compared to 2013, who have earned AP scholar status! Way to go Rockwall ISD!