(Mustang, Oklahoma – February 6, 2022) – Mustang Public Schools is pleased to announce that 36 Mustang High School students/graduates have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams during the 2021-2022 school year. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides willing 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.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on student’s performance on AP Exams.
AP Scholar with Distinction Award
Four Mustang High School students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning 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. These students are: John Cady, Madigan Glenn, Robert Hill, and Ryan Thomas.
AP Scholar with Honor Award
Eight MHS students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of three or higher on four or more of these exams. These students include: Aden Amundsen, Adrianna Cheverie, Aiden Clabour, Shelby Harland, Paige Hesse, Bryce Hulms, Emily Kraft, and Millie Martinez.
AP Scholar Award
Twenty-Four MHS students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of three or higher. These AP Scholars include: Daniel Barker, Kylie Bennett, Zhen Cardosi, Dylan Chaoomchaisiri, Kaidance Day, Peter DeSplinter, Olivia, Fenimore, Brayden Foster, Madison Gledhill, Wesley Horn, Colin Keel, Spencer Kemp, Waverly Landrith, Mhi Le, Jacob Lusk, Joey Mathew, Natalie McKay, Aliyanna Miller, Felicity Nguyen, Evan Rader, Maecy Spencer, Lance Spiegel, Vanessa Tran, and Alexander Vo.
Those students still currently enrolled in high school have this school year in which to complete additional college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award.
“Advanced Placement classes are designed to provide a more academically challenging environment for students as they prepare for a post high school journey,” said Mr. Ryan McKinney, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools. “The exposure to this level of rigor better prepares students to experience success as they navigate college level courses.” Mustang High School Principal Dr. Kathy Knowles added that “...it is an honor to see our students earning such remarkable recognitions. As we celebrate our AP students’ accomplishments of earning national recognitions as AP Scholars, we also celebrate our AP teachers and school leaders for creating these opportunities and providing support to our students. We will continue to work toward increasing access to and improving performance on AP Exams.”
“We are incredibly proud of our AP Scholars,” said MPS Superintendent Charles Bradley. “They have challenged themselves by enrolling in these very rigorous courses, and they have excelled. This is no easy feat as these are college-level courses. Congratulations is due to each of these students and their families for their commitment to their studies and to our amazing AP teachers/staff for providing rigorous instruction with high expectations in their classrooms each and every day.”
Through 34 different college level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP Exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. More than 3,800 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.
At the conclusion of each school year, many MHS students take the optional AP exam(s) for the Advanced Placement class(es) they’ve participated in all year. Taking an AP class demonstrates a commitment to rigorous learning and taking the end-of-year exam takes that a step further.
**AP exams are taken in late May, so results are not available until after seniors have graduated, thus the list of students may contain 2022 graduates.
More Information About AP Scholars
Please visit https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/awards-recognitions/ap-scholar-award.
About Mustang Public Schools
The Mustang Public School District covers over 72 square miles in Oklahoma and Canadian counties with the City of Mustang at its center. The district is the largest employer in Canadian County, with more than 1,500 certified and support employees. As one of Oklahoma’s Top Workplaces, the school district offers a comprehensive compensation package for full-time employees, in addition to a satisfying working environment. There are eight elementary schools (grades PreK-4), three intermediate centers (grades 5-6), three middle schools (grades 7-8), one high school (grades 9-12), and an educational center which houses pre-kindergarten and alternative education.
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