2010 AP Scholars
Floyd County students are recognized as AP Scholars
Posted on 09/27/2010
Twelve Floyd County students earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams for 2010. 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 took 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 2009-2010 school year were:

Coosa High School
    • Luke Weeks, 2010 graduate - Scholar with Distinction and National AP Scholar 
    • Kyle Hubbard, 2010 graduate - Scholar with Distinction
    • Elizabeth Angel, 2010 graduate – Scholar
    • Andrew Stephens, 2010 graduate - Scholar
    • Toby Armellino, senior - Scholar
    • Jared Van Curen, senior – Scholar
Model High School
    • Mary Heida, senior - Scholar
    • Aaron Torres, senior - Scholar
Pepperell High School
    • Aaron Morgan, 2010 graduate – Scholar
    • Judson Whitfield, 2010 graduate - Scholar 
    • Gwen Gabey, senior - Scholar
    • Chelsea Griffin, 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. AP courses available in Floyd County Schools include four different foreign languages: Spanish, Latin, French and German.