After completing challenging college level courses, and testing on the material, six students at Payson High School have earned the designation: Advanced Placement Scholar.
Most of the nation's colleges and universities award credit, advanced placement or both based on successful performance on AP exams. In some cases, sophomore status may be granted.
Beryl Jones qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of three or higher on five more of these exams.
Darryl DeWeese qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor away by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and grades of three or higher on four or more of these exams.
Rex De Roulhac, Seth Draper, Mark McCarty and Andrew Weatherly qualified for the AP Scholar award by completing three or more AP exams with grades of three or higher.
In 2006, 35 AP exams were offered to 1.3 million students in a wide variety of subject areas. Each test consisted of multiple choice, essay and problem-solving questions (except for the studio art exam which evaluates students' original artwork).
These six PHS students are part of the 234,000 students worldwide who performed at a sufficiently high level to achieve AP Scholar status.
The College Board was founded in 1900 and also administers the SAT (scholastic aptitude) test.