MHS students earn AP Scholar Awards

                A total of three students from Mission High School (MHS) have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP (Advanced Placement) exams in 2013.

                The College Board’s Advanced Placement 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 2013, more than 2.2 million students representing more than 18,000 high schools, both public and nonpublic, took approximately 4 million AP exams. On nearly 60 percent of these exams, students received scores of three or high on a five-point scale, which potentially qualifies them for credit at colleges and universities.

                AP Scholar Awards are granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. Two members of the MHS Class of 2013 earned AP Scholar Awards. They are: Alondra Garza and Edgar Navejar. John Diaz, a current MHS senior also earned an AP Scholar Award based on his exams taken during his junior year.

                Pictured is John Diaz.

                The College Board has reported research showing that AP students who score a three or higher on AP exams typically experience greater academic success in college and higher graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.

                The College Board is a not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to connect students to college and opportunity. Among its best-known programs are the SAT, PSAT/NMQST, and the AP program.