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NHS grads receive honors

Monday, September 26, 2005

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- Advanced Placement Program Exams showing success

Top: Rials

Bottom: Nicoletti

Two Northview High School 2005 graduates, Trevor Rials and Cody Nicoletti, have earned recognition for their achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement (AP) Program Exams taken in May 2005.

"On behalf of Clay Community Schools, I want to say that we are most certainly proud of both Treavor Rials and Cody Nicoletti," Curriculum Director Kathy Knust said. "Taking one AP Exam requires extensive student effort, and scoring a 4 or 5 on an AP Exam is very difficult, but Treavor and Cody both successfully completed three Advanced Placement Exams last spring with high scores."

In 2005, thirty-four AP Exams were offered in a wide variety of subject areas.

The AP program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses and receive college credit, advanced placement or both while still in high school for successful performance on the AP Exams.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on a student's performance on the AP exams. About 18 percent of the more than one million high school students in more than 15,000 secondary schools worldwide who took AP Exams in May 2005 performed at a sufficiently high level to merit the recognition of AP Scholar.

- Trevor Rials qualified for the AP State Scholar Award, the AP Scholar with Distinction Award, the AP Scholar with Honor Award and the AP Scholar Award. He is currently attending Purdue University.

- Cody Nicoletti qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award and the AP Scholar Award. He is currently attending Ball State University.

Knust said that the Clay Community Schools has worked very hard over the past five years to increase the number of AP courses and the number of students electing to participate in these courses.

"This year, we are beginning to see positive results," she said. "During the 2003-2004 school year, students at Northview and Clay City High School completed 56 AP Exams, while this past school year 87 AP Exams were completed. This is an increase of 64% in student participation."

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 years' credit to incoming freshman students presenting a sufficient number of qualifying grades.

Knust confirmed that the English Language and Composition AP Exam are the exams most often taken by students in the corporation.

"The pass rate for students from the 2003-2004 to 2004-2005 school year for this exam increased from 58 to 61 percent. Furthermore, students scoring top scores of 4 or 5 increased from 11 to 35 percent," Knust said. "Both teachers and students should be proud of their work and accomplishments."

Sidebar: The College Board recognizes various levels of achievement based on a student's performance on the Advanced Placement (AP) Program Exams. The different awards and qualifications are as follows:

- To qualify for the AP State Scholar Award, a student has to earn an average grade of 3 or higher on a 5-point scale on the greatest number (at least three) of AP Exams taken, and then the highest average grade (at least 3.5) an all AP Exams taken.

- To qualify for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award, a student has to earn at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

- To qualify for the AP Scholar with Honor Award, a student must earn an average of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

- To qualify for AP Scholar Award, a student must complete three or more AP Examinations with grades of 3 or higher.

- To qualify for National AP Scholar Award, a student must earn an average grade of 4 or higher on a 5-point scale on all AP Exams and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of the exams.

- To qualify for AP State Scholar Award, one male and female student in each U.S. state and District of Columbia with grades of 3 or higher on the greatest number of at least three or more AP Exams and then the highest average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken.

Most of the nation's colleges and universities award credit, advanced placement, or both, based on successful performance of the AP Exams.



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