Twenty-two students at Liberty Christian School earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their achievements on Advanced Placement exams for the 2013–2014 school year.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® provides students an opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school, earning college credit, advanced placement or both. An estimated 22 percent of the 2.2 million students worldwide who took AP Exams earned an AP Scholar Award.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams, according to a news release.
Eight students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of the exams. The students are graduates Caleb Bishop, Grace Dansby, Jacob Elliott, Sarah Jaderlund and Nick Valenzuela and seniors Cameron Brasher, Haley Muller and Neiman Walker.
Three students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of the exams. The students are graduate Preston Werner and seniors Marissa Finch and Tiffany Lu.
Eleven students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The students are graduates Hanna Elsey, Shawn Grabill, Malorie Grigg, Brooke Hadley, Matthew Marrs, Benjamin Menard, Garrett Newland, Mark Slack and Jamie Whelan and seniors Rachel Lorentz and Rain Wang.
More students every year are taking the AP test at Liberty Christian School, according to Debra Cook, curriculum and instruction director. One 2014 Liberty graduate entered Purdue this fall already classified as a sophomore with 33 credit hours, mostly from scores on AP exams while at Liberty.