Ten Fauquier County Public Schools students scored well enough on exams in 2017-18 to earn top honors as National AP Scholars:
• Clay Shafer, Fauquier High School senior.
• Justin Magill, Nicholas O’Connor, Liam Whitted and Jakob Wine, Kettle Run High School seniors.
• Genevieve Hebert, Liberty High School senior.
• Joseph Rowell, Natalie Seyler and Joshua Wine, KRHS juniors.
• Mark Zitzmann, FHS junior.
To qualify as a National AP Scholars, a student had to earn an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of the exams.
AP exam scores are reported on a 5-point scale, rating the student’s qualifications to receive college credit or advanced placement:
• 5 — Extremely Well Qualified.
• 4 — Well Qualified.
• 3 — Qualified
• 2 — Possibly Qualified.
• 1 — No Recommendation.
Forty-one FCPS students were named AP Scholars with Distinction. They earned an average of a 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
Thirty-nine FCPS students were named AP Scholars with Honor because they received an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
And, 132 FCPS students were designated AP Scholars, with scores of 4 or higher on three or more AP exams.
The College Board, which administers the AP program.
> List of FCPS students who received AP Scholar honors below.
“Our AP teachers and students have worked hard and are deserving of this recognition for their efforts,” said Steve Payne, the school system’s supervisor of English, Reading and Title I. “This coming year we hope to renew a focus on engaging the families of those students who have traditionally been underrepresented in AP classes despite demonstrating potential for doing well in advanced coursework as evidenced by PSAT scores. The challenge is to keep our rigorous standards while making the curriculum accessible to all students who need an intellectual challenge.”