MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Thirty-eight students at Mercersburg Academy have been named AP Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) Exams, according to an academy press release.
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 or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.
More than 1,400 institutions award a full year's credit to students presenting a sufficient number of qualifying grades.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on a student's performance on AP exams, but only about 18 percent of the more than 1 million high school students who took AP Exams in May performed at a sufficiently high level to merit such recognition, according to the press release.
Nine academy students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Of these nine, the following local students qualified for this distinction.