AP Scholarship Award

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Photographed from left are PHS Seniors Erin Wright, Caitlin Simpson, Alexandrea Montellano, Maggie Maxwell and Evelyn Gulde. Not pictured is Molly Jackson (2015 graduate).

Six Paris High School students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of three or higher.

The AP Scholars are PHS Seniors Elle Erin Wright, Caitlin Simpson, Alexandrea Montellano, Maggie Maxwell and Evelyn Gulde. Not pictured is Molly Jackson, who graduated in 2015.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides motivated 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. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP exams aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutes. About 18 percent of the 1.9 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.

Through 37 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 admissions process. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a three or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) 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.