VMS students sweep AP Scholar Awards | VailDaily.com

VMS students sweep AP Scholar Awards

Cindy Ramunno

Apparently there there are a lot of smart kids in this valley.

Eleven Vail Mountain School students from the classes of 2002 and 2003 have qualified for the Advanced Placement Scholar Award by completing three or more examinations with grades of 3 or higher.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, as well as receive college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the end-of-course AP exams.

All high schools in the valley offer AP courses. Almost 14 percent of the more than 900,000 high school students in 14,000 secondary schools worldwide who took AP exams performed at a sufficiently high level to merit the recognition of AP Scholar.

Students took the AP exams in May 2002 after completing challenging college-level course at their high schools. Students who graduated in 2002 were Jaime Lucido, Oscar Alcantar, Wade Cheatham, Jonathan Etters, Matthew Eversman, Taylor Janes, McClain Warren, Alissa Frohreich and Sarah Hallenbeck.

Students A.J. LeGaye and Jane Chipman, seniors at VMS, also have earned the award. The pair also will have the opportunity to complete college-level work and possibly earn another AP Scholar Award.

Most of the nation’s college and universities award credit, advance placement, or both based on successful performance on the AP exams – thus saving students money in college.

The College Board is a national nonprofit association whose mission is to prepare, inspire, and connect students to college and opportunity. For more information on AP courses at your students’ high school, call the high school directly.

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