Cleveland High School announces six 2015 AP Scholar Award Winners. There are two award winners from the Class of 2015, Ryan Ledford and Meredith Sheeks, and four award winners from the Class of 2016, Sarah Barnette, Alexis Engelvin-Grezes, Julia Goncalves, and Suzanna Liner. The last AP Scholar Award winner at Cleveland High School was in 2002.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.
"Research consistently shows that AP students who score a three or higher on AP exams typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP," officials said.
The AP Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through AP courses and exams with the AP Scholar Awards. Each award-winning student receives a certificate, and the award is acknowledged on any AP score report that is sent to colleges after the award has been conferred. To be an AP Scholar recipient the student must receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams on a 5 point scale.
Principal Autumn O’Bryan praised the accomplishments of these students. “Cleveland High School is thrilled to recognize the accomplishments of these high-achieving students. We have recently introduced several new AP courses and allowed freshmen and sophomores to take AP exams. We believe this early exposure to a rigorous curriculum has set the foundation for these types of honors for our students and will ultimately assist our students in college.”