Superintendent Juneau announces high school students receive AP Scholar Awards

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
By Faith Moldan

Superintendent Denise Juneau announces Bozeman High School students receive College Board AP Scholar Awards


Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau announced today that two Montana high school students received the College Board State AP Scholar Awards based on their outstanding performance on the Advanced Placement Exams. Alexis Crosby and Jordan Dood, both from Bozeman High School, are among 109 students nationwide to receive this honor.


"We are very proud of Alexis and Jordan for their hard work in school. Students succeed when we have high expectations of them and provide challenging curriculum," said Juneau. "This achievement reflects well on the Bozeman Public Schools and on all Montana teachers and leaders who work hard to help our students excel."


This is the 20th annual granting of State AP Scholar Awards. The College Board awards this distinction to the one male and one female student in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia with grades of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP Exams, and then the highest average grade (at least 3.5) on all AP Exams taken.


In 2009, 2,650 students took 4,084 AP Exams. The number of Montana students taking these exams continues to grow each year, more than doubling since the mid-1990s. Montana has participated in the College Board's AP Program since 1971.


The College Board's AP Program provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school and to earn college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. In 2010, nearly 1.8 million high school students in approximately 18,000 secondary schools took more than 3.2 million AP Exams. On nearly 60 percent of these exams, students received grades of 3 or higher on a five-point scale, which potentially qualifies them for credit, advanced placement or both at colleges and universities worldwide.


Crosby and Dood are now studying at Gonzaga University and Montana State University, respectfully.



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