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Higley Unified students earn awards from AP

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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 3:30 pm

A collection of Higley Unified School District high school students earned multiple AP Scholar Awards for excelling on their AP Exams.

More than 60 students earned the award after taking the test conducted through the College Board’s Advanced Placement, or AP, Program. The program allows students to take collegiate-level courses in high school and potentially earn college credit depending on how they score on the test.

Among the district’s two high schools, Higley High School had 19 students qualify for AP Scholar Award — awarded to students who earn at least a three out of five on three or more exams — and six qualify for the AP Scholar with Honor Award, which is given to students who earn at least a 3.25 on all exams and scores a three or more on at least four exams. At Williams Field, six students earned the AP Scholar with Honor Award, 22 qualified for the AP Scholar Award, and 11 received the AP Scholar with Distinction Award, which has students average at least a 3.5 on the exams and earn scores of three or above on a minimum of five tests.

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