Nine students at Calexico High School have been named Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on college-level AP exams.
Only about 13 percent of the more than 840,000 students in 13,680 schools who took AP exams in May 2001 performed at a sufficiently high level to merit such recognition.
Students take AP exams in May after completing challenging college-level courses at their high schools. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on the number of year-long courses and exams (or their equivalent semester-long courses and exams).
One student, Elizabeth Tittle, qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning 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.