Students recognized as AP Scholars
Floyd students recognized as AP Scholars
Posted on 09/26/2011
The College Board released AP School Scholars recently and 21 Floyd County students earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams for 2011. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school. High school students can earn college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 18 percent of the nearly 1.7 million students worldwide who take AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.

The College Board recognizes three levels of achievement based on a students’ performance on AP Exams. AP also announces State and National AP Scholars. State Scholar status is 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 status is 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.

AP Levels of Achievement:
  • AP Scholar: Granted to students who receive grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams 
  • AP Scholar with Honor: Granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams 
  • AP Scholar with Distinction: Granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams 
Floyd County Students honored for there performance on AP Exams during the 2010-2011 school year were:

Armuchee High School
  • Hope Bettler, 2011 graduate – Scholar
  • Austin Brown, 2011 graduate – Scholar
  • Kyle McKittrick, 2011 graduate – Scholar with Distinction 
  • Austin Bryant, senior – Scholar
  • Kristen Shiflett, senior – Scholar
  • Gina Yu, senior – Scholar with Honor
Coosa High School
  • Jared VanCuren, 2011 graduate - Scholar 
  • Brian Wasdin, 2011 graduate - Scholar 
  • Toby Armellino, 2011 graduate - Scholar with Distinction
Model High School 
  • Nicollette Baldwin, 2011 graduate – Scholar
  • Keri Gresham, 2011 graduate – Scholar
  • Mary Heida, 2011 graduate – Scholar with Distinction
  • Angela Powers, 2011 graduate - Scholar
  • Aaron Torres, 2011 graduate - Scholar 
Pepperell High School
  • Gwen Gabey, 2011 graduate – Scholar
  • Casey Kean, 2011 graduate – Scholar
  • Austin Lowe, 2011 graduate – Scholar
  • Ashley Pawlowski, 2011 graduate - Scholar 
  • Rosa Dobbs, senior – Scholar
  • Andrew Owen, senior – Scholar
  • Carolyn Sartain, senior - Scholar
The availability of AP classes for students is a priority in Floyd County Schools. The system’s Honors Prep program is recognized as one of the top college prep programs in the area with more than 13 AP classes offered to students.