CARROLLTON, GA — More than 50 students at Carrollton High School have been named Advanced Placement (AP) scholars by the College Board in recognition of their outstanding performance on the college-level AP exams. Nearly 500 CHS students took AP exams.
Nine students, Edward Camp, Isabelle Esslinger, Andrew Herndon, Jack Huett, Tai Jackson, Caroline Reid, Allie Tribble, Ezekiel Ussery, and Mark Zimmer also earned the AP Scholar with Distinction Award for scoring at least an average of 3.5 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
Five students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and grades 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are Kaitlin Cappiello, Angelina Capra, Isabel Keller, Edward Kenyon, and Alexander Perkins.
The remaining students Ella Barden, Grace Berquist, Evan Broome, Madelynn Cook, Jaxon Cooper, Sydney Cumby, Karson Davis, Amelia Drummond, Brayden Fordham, Trais Glory, Yanet Gonzalez, Emma Harris, Richard Hollingsworth, John-Everette Jackson, Andrew Johnson, Eden Long, Marisa Lopez, Morgan Loveless, Autumn Martin, Kathleen Mills, Martha Minor, Emma Osborne, Tyler Ou, Taniyah Powell, Porter Price, Austin Rader, Kai Remshagen, Stefan Remshagen, Wright Roenigk, Sarah Scholl, Shannon Sheffield, John Skinner, Caroline Steed, Vanessa Tran, Alexia Walter, and Robert Wilson qualified for the AP Scholar Award for scoring a grade of 3 or higher on three or more exams.
Courtney Walker, assistant principal of curriculum and guidance at CHS, said it is important to make sure students are supported and feel prepared for college.
“Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. By providing them with a wide range of advanced academic offerings, we are able to individualize a student’s academic plan based on strengths and future aspirations,” said Walker.
Walker said the guidance department at CHS coordinates with teaching staff and administrators to design academic plans that best prepares students for life beyond high school.
“This includes giving students the chance to tackle college-level work while they are still in high school. AP courses on a high school transcript show colleges they’re motivated to succeed. These are some of the definite benefits of students taking AP exams, not to mention the potential for earning college credit,” she said.
Students take AP exams in May after completing challenging college-level courses at their high school. Most of the nation’s colleges and universities award credit, advanced placement, or both, based on successful performance on the AP exams.
Over the last few years Carrollton High School has gradually increased its AP course subject offerings to today’s total of 18 as part of the school’s focus on increasing the rigor of coursework for college-bound students.