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One hundred sixty-one students at Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD high schools have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their outstanding achievement on AP Exams. Saginaw High School students received 85 awards, Boswell received 67, and Chisholm Trail received 12 (the total awards add up to more than 161 as some students took and received awards on more than one test).
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides students the opportunity to participate in college level courses and possibly earn college credit while still in high school. This rigorous instructional program challenges students to be more disciplined, structured, and perform at a higher academic level similar to college classes. Advanced Placement is recognized across the United States and even by international universities as quality coursework which provides students with numerous benefits.
Colleges recognize the role rigorous high school curriculum plays in preparing students not only for the admissions process but as an indicator of success in higher education. Accordingly, college admission officers report that the presence of AP courses is a sign that the student has chosen to challenge him/herself with high expectations of achievement which can be invaluable in the highly competitive admissions process.
Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD supports the College Board’s philosophy that all students who are willing to accept the challenge of rigorous coursework provided through college-level curriculum deserve the opportunity to participate in AP courses. The AP Scholar awards are granted to students who not only accepted the challenge but demonstrated exceptional achievement on the AP Exams.
“Our students are amazing, we are proud of their commitment, their dedication, and their endurance. Their hard work now will reap rewards for them and their families for years to come,” stated Sharon Nobis, Director of Professional Learning and Advanced Academics.
Congratulations to our AP Scholars!