Record number of Decorah High School students earn AP Awards
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 3:03 AM
Decorah High School has the most AP Scholars in school history.
Twenty-eight students at Decorah High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement (AP) Exams for the 2013 session.
This is 14 more than the 2011 testing session and five more than the 2012 session.
The College Board's Advanced Placement Program 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 in college classes or both, for successful performances on AP Exams.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on performance on AP Exams.
Three students earned the AP Scholar with Distinction.
This honors students who receive an average score of 3.5 or greater on all AP Exams and score a 3 (the passing score) on five or more tests.
Jacob Drost, Eric Fulsaas and Noah Klammer achieved this honor.
Five students qualified for the AP scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
The students earning this award were Lucas Blekeberg, Claire Breitenstein, Mitchell Burggraf, Tyler Hovey and Thomas Knobbe.
Twenty students earned the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more exams with scores of 3 or higher.
They were Emily Alcock, Kirsten Arneson, Aubrey Ellickson, Noreen Gentry, Nick Gossling, Madison Grimm, Hans Holkesvik, Peter Kephart, Jacob Kvale, Patrick Larson, Anna Madrigal, McKinleigh McCabe, Kieran Okerstrom, James Ostlie, Ashley Peterson, Drew Schwartz, Jacob Stock, Dylan Stoddard Henning, Bradley Suhr and Ian Wold.
Decorah High School offers six AP courses and preparation for several other AP tests through a combination of direct instruction and independent study. Decorah students earned a passing score on over 140 AP exams in the spring of 2013.
In addition, Decorah High School teaches eight concurrent college classes with NICC and works with Luther College and NICC for numerous Post-Secondary Enrollment Option classes.