Tomah AP students recognized for their work
Twenty-one Tomah High School grads will enter college this fall a little ahead of the game.
The students were recognized at the Tomah School Board meeting for taking advanced placement (AP) exams. The classes count toward college credits. The students earned AP honors for their work.
Over 100 students enrolled in one or more of 12 AP classes offered, said Mary Neve, AP class coordinator at THS. Some took on line AP courses or enrolled in college courses as preparation for the next phase in their educational road.
Scoring well on an AP exam allows students to earn college credits while they are still in high school.
While each college may interpret scores differently, students generally earn elective credit at a minimum, Neve said.
Students may be able to skip introductory classes in college based in an AP score.
It gives them a chance to graduate early or add a minor without more time in college.
THS proctored 198 tests in May with 72 percent of the students earning college credit based on scores.
The following students were recognized with AP class work.
AP Scholar (Average score of three on three or more exams)
Natalie Zeps, Eric Wilcox-Borg, Rhett Wilson, Lillie McMullen, Brielle Lueck, Alexis Smiezek, Brett Martin, Rita Conway, Cody Huff, Aaron Springman, James Kelley, Tatianna Briggs, Clara Krause, Sydney Moore.
AP Scholar with Honor (Average score of 3.25 on all exams taken and scores of three or higher on four or more exams)
Malakai Roman, Riley Krultz, Isaiah Nick, Cortney Lambert
AP Scholar with Distinction (Average of at least 3.5 on all exams taken and three or higher on five or more exams
Haley Bradley, Cassandra Carlson
National Scholar (Four or five on all scores, took at least eight exams