July 29, 2021–6:49 p.m.
Rome High School students received recognition for outstanding Advanced Placement (AP) scores this past week.
Rome High School has 89 AP scholars total.
53 – AP Scholars
22 – AP with distinction
14 – AP with honors
The Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered at Rome High are certified through the College Board, and students who take those courses are given the opportunity to complete a test at the end of the course for the possibility of earning college credit before they leave high school.
It is not required that students who participate in an Advanced Placement course take the corresponding AP exam because each student is still receiving high school credit regardless.
However, to receive college credit, students must take the final AP exam and pass with a certain score (dependent on each university’s requirements).
There are five categories of Advanced Placement Exam scholars:
- General AP Scholar: granted to students who receive scores of three or higher on three or more AP Exams.
- AP Scholar with Honor: granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of three or higher on four or more AP Exams taken.
- AP Scholar with Distinction: granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of three or higher on five or more of these exams.
- National AP Scholar: granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least four on all AP Exams taken, and scores of four or more on eight or more of these exams.
- AP International Diploma (APID): globally recognized certificate awarded to students who display exceptional achievement across a variety of disciplines. Available to international students attending secondary schools outside the U.S. and to U.S. high school students applying to universities outside the country, the APID certifies outstanding academic excellence with a global perspective. Students must take any two (2) eligible AP world language or English exams if the exams are across two different languages with a score of three or higher.