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SHS Students Named AP Scholars

Seven Shawnee High School students received 2018 Advanced Placement Scholar Awards, the College Board recently announced.

“We are extremely proud of these students’ accomplishments,” said Dr. April Grace, Shawnee superintendent. “AP courses are rigorous, and our students have proven they can excel in these challenging classes. We know this lays an important foundation for college success.”

AP Scholar Awards recognize high school students who have shown college-level achievement based on high scores on multiple AP exams, according to the College Board website. 

Six SHS Students were named as AP Scholars, a distinction that indicates the students each scored a 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. 

One student was named an AP Scholar with Honor, an award only given to students who score a 3 or better on four or more AP exams, with an average of at least 3.25 on all AP tests taken.

Students who complete an AP course  in high school are eligible to take an AP exam for that subject. These exams are scored on a range of 1-5, and students can earn college credit based on their exam scores. Shawnee High School currently offers five AP courses and several more pre-AP classes, with plans to add additional AP courses in the future.