Seventeen students from Whitehouse High School have earned the designation of AP SCHOLAR by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) Exams in the spring of 2014.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, and to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 18 percent of the more than 1.8 million high school students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to merit the recognition of an AP Scholar Award.

Students took AP Exams in May 2014 after completing challenging college-level courses at their high schools. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on student’s performance on AP Exams.

At Whitehouse High School, JACK TERRELL qualified for the NATIONAL AP SCHOLAR AWARD by earning 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.

The following three students 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 3 or higher on five or more of these exams: BAYLEY DEATON, SYDNEY RAABE, and JACK TERRELL.

The following eight students qualified for the AP SCHOLAR AWARD by earning grades of 3 or higher on three or more of these exams: KATHRYN BOLTON, SHELBY CLICK, VINCENT FLORES, KEVIN GOMEZ, GLENN HABERLE, GARRETT KIPE, NICHOLAS KNIGHT, and ELIZABETH PARRISH.

Of this year's award recipients at Whitehouse High School, Shelby Click, Glenn Haberle, Garrett Kipe, and Sydney Raabe are seniors and have the opportunity to possibly earn another AP Scholar Award. Kathryn Bolton, Bayley Deaton, Vincent Flores, Kevin Gomez, Nicholas Knight, Elizabeth Parrish, and Jack Terrell are 2014 graduates of WHS.

More than 3,600 institutions award a full year’s credit to students presenting a sufficient number of qualifying grades. More than 30 different college-level courses and AP exams were offered in a wide variety of subject areas, each consisting of multiple-choice and free-response (essay or problem-solving) questions (except for the Studio Art exam which evaluates students’ original artwork).

The College Board’s mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities, and concerns.