Five 2007 graduates of Thomson High 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 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. About 18 percent of the more than 1.4 million high school students in more than 16,000 secondary schools worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to merit the recognition of AP Scholar.
Students took AP Exams in May 2007 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.
Two Thomson High School 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. These students are Amanda Davis and Helen Hill.
Three Thomson High School students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams, with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Kimberly Adkins, Ryan Cook, and Kimberly Lansdell.
More than 1,400 institutions award a full year's credit (sophomore standing) to students presenting a sufficient number of qualifying grades on AP Exams.
The College Board is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Among its best known programs are the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and the Advanced Placement Program. It is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities, and concerns.