VMS gearing up for college board exams | VailDaily.com

VMS gearing up for college board exams

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VAIL – Nine Vail Mountain School alumni and current students have been named advance placement scholars by the College Board in recognition of their scores on college-level exams.After completing long, challenging, college-level course work at the school, students took the advance placement, or AP, exams last May. Through the advanced placement program, students an take courses in high school and receive college credit.About 17 percent of the more than one million high school students worldwide who took advance placement exams performed at a sufficiently high level be named advanced placement scholars. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on number of courses and exams taken. Of the nine Vail Mountain School students named AP scholars, one student, Joshua Smith – who is currently attending the University of Colorado at Boulder – was named an AP scholar with distinction for achieving an average of above 3.5 on all exams and at least 3 on five or more tests. Another student, Alexandra Dulude, who is currently attending Colgate University, earned the AP scholar with honor for an average of at least 3.25 on all AP exams.The AP scholar award is given to students who complete three or more AP exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP scholars from the class of 2004 are Blake Higgins, who attends the University of San Diego, and Nicole Trumpower, who attends the University of Colorado at Boulder. Members of the class of 2005 recognized include Kayla Cheatham, Courtney Robinson, Michael Schindel, Madeline Sullivan and Lia Zneimer.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 year’s credit – sophomore standing – to students who present a sufficient number of qualifying grades.Vail, Colorado

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