More than 100 high school students in the Renton School District have earned Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards by The College Board, in recognition of their exceptional achievement in challenging college-level courses at their high school and on the 2012 college-level AP exams. The classes and tests were taken last school year and many of the recognized students have graduated and are now in college. Some, however, took the test in their junior year and are now seniors at district high schools.
The College Board’s AP program provides academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses, and to earn college credit, advanced placement in college classes, or both through AP exams. Only about 20 percent of the 2.1 million students worldwide who took AP exams earned an AP Scholar Award.
High schools throughout the district offer many AP classes including Biology, Calculus, Environmental Science, Micro and Macro Economics, Physics, Statistics, US Government, US History and more.
*Editor's Note: Information provided by the Renton School District.