Coweta County School Students earn AP Scholar designation
by Cindy Windham on 10/9/2007

Eighty-two students at Newnan, Northgate and East Coweta High Schools have earned the designation of AP Scholars 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 in a college course of study, or both, by successful performance on Advanced Placement Program (AP) exams. Only about 18 percent of the more than 1.3 million high school students in 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 college-level AP courses at their high schools. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement for students who performed at high levels on three or more AP exams.

Sixteen Coweta County students qualified for the Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of 3.5 on a 5-point scale on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

For more information on this honor and other happenings in Coweta County, you may go to www.cowetaschools.org.