College board cites 11 local students

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:18

    WEST MILFORD-Eleven students at West Milford Township High School have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) Exams. At West Milford Township High School, one student qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. This student is John Bowler. Ten students qualified for the advanced placement award by completing three or more advanced placement Examinations, with grades of 3 or higher. The scholars are Michael Brennan, Ronald Capalbo, Keith Cassidy, Stanley Halka, Joseph Hannan, Matthew Reihl, Renata Shypalio, Allison Smith, Maura Tappen and Matthew Webb. Of this year's award recipients at West Milford Township High School, three students have this year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn another AP Scholar Award. The College Board's Advanced Placement Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, and to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the advanced placement exams. About 17 percent of the more than one-million high school students in almost 15,000 secondary schools worldwide who took advanced placement exams performed at a sufficiently high level to merit the recognition of AP Scholar. Students took advanced placement exams in May, after completing challenging college-level courses at their high schools. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on student's performance on advanced placement exams. Most of the nation's colleges and universities award credit, advanced placement, or both based on successful performance on the advanced placement exams. More than 1,4000 institu