Two Recent DoDEA graduates awarded Advanced Placement Scholar Awards

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Two Recent DoDEA graduates awarded Advanced Placement Scholar Awards

by: DoDEA | .
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published: December 09, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA — December 8, 2014 — The Advanced Placement (AP) Program offers several AP Scholar Awards in the fall each year to recognize high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through AP courses and exams.  Among the selectees this year are two recent Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) graduates:

Both students were recognized by the College Board as DoDEA AP Scholars, an award granted to one male and one female student attending DoDEA schools with the highest average score on the greatest number of AP Exams. The minimum requirement is a score of 3 or higher on three exams.

There are two steps to calculating the awards:

The student's average AP score is determined based on all exams taken this year and in previous years.
The student's exam scores are checked to see which ones count toward the various AP Scholar Awards.

A student must meet all criteria to be eligible. For example, a student who has a 3.25 AP score average but only received a 3 or higher on three exams will not receive the AP Scholar with Honor Award because the minimum requirement is a score of 3 or higher on four or more exams.

Colleen Fenton is currently attending the Georgia Institute of Technology, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She took 11 Advanced Placement Exams.

Frederick Lee is attending Carnegie Mellon University as an electrical and computer engineering major. He took 12 Advanced Placement Exams.

Both former DoDEA students credit the AP program as a major factor in the college preparation.

“Because I enrolled in AP courses in high school, I was not only prepared for the rigor of the course I am taking now in college,” said Colleen Fenton, “but I was also able to test out of classes because of a corresponding AP score.”

Citing his own experience, Frederick Lee commented, “AP credit in general will give you more freedom when it comes to your course load. I do not have to worry as much when it comes to overloading to complete required courses. In addition, I have more time to work on my own side goals.”

The AP Scholar Awards are academic distinctions that students may cite among their credentials on applications, resumes, and so on. Students do not receive any monetary award from the College Board.

Award levels include:
•AP Scholar: Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.

•AP Scholar with Honor: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

•AP Scholar with Distinction: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

•State AP Scholar: Granted to the one male and one female student in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia with scores of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP Exams, and then the highest average score (at least 3.5) on all AP Exams taken.

•National AP Scholar: Granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

•National AP Scholar (Canada): Granted to students in Canada who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on five or more of these exams.

•National AP Scholar (Bermuda): Granted to students in Bermuda who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on five or more of these exams.

•DoDEA AP Scholar: Granted to the one male and one female student attending Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools with the highest average score on the greatest number of AP Exams. The minimum requirement is a score of 3 or higher on three exams.

•International AP Scholar: Granted to the one male and one female student attending a school outside the United States and Canada that is not a DoDEA school with the highest average score on the greatest number of AP Exams. The minimum requirement is a score of 3 or higher on three exams.

•AP International Diploma: Granted to students who meet criteria outlined at AP International Diploma (APID)

The DoDEA AP Coordinator is:
Faatimah A. Muhammad, Ed.S
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
Tel: 571 372-6013
DSN: 94-312-372-6013
Email: faatimah.muhammad@hq.dodea.edu

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