More than 200 high school students honored for AP scores

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More than 200 Rye High School students earned 2013 AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their scores on the AP Exams. File photo

Two hundred ten Rye High School students earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their scores on the 2013 Advanced Placement Exams, with 13 students earning the title of National AP Scholar, the national college board’s highest honor for AP achievement.

Students received these awards for demonstrating college-level achievement through AP courses and exams. They were given one of four rankings: National AP Scholars, AP Scholars with Honor, AP Scholars, and AP Scholars with Distinction.

Rye High School Principal Patty Taylor said the sheer number of awards is a testament to the students and faculty.

“Participation in the Advanced Placement Program requires commitment and dedication towards the pursuit of the rigorous college preparatory offerings,” Taylor said, adding the volume of effort on all sides was made markedly clear by these awards.

The 13 National AP Scholars, received an average score of at least four on all AP exams taken, and scores of four or higher on eight or more of these exams. Fifty-five students met the college board’s standards for AP Scholars with Honor, after receiving an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of three or higher on four or more of these exams.

Sixty-five students were designated as AP Scholars for receiving scores of three or higher on three or more AP exams. Seventy-seven students were recognized as AP Scholars with Distinction for scoring an average of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of three or higher on five or more of these exams.
-Reporting by LIZ BUTTON