Because of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement (AP) Exams, 30 students received recognition from the College Board. About 22 percent of the 2.2 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to earn an AP Scholar Award. In May, 86 Wilson Hall students became eligible to receive college credit by earning a score of 3 or higher on at least one exam. Wilson Hall’s average passing rate is 85%, well above the global average passing rate of 60%.
The AP is a global academic program in more than 100 countries. AP Exams, which students take after completing challenging college-level courses taught at their high school, are graded on a five-point scale (5 being the highest). Most of the nation’s colleges and universities award credit, advanced placement, or both for grades of 3 or higher. To qualify to teach an AP course, teachers must attend an intensive AP workshop held during the summer. Wilson Hall offers 17 AP courses.
Senior Duncan Rupe and the following 2015 graduates received the AP Scholar with Distinction Award for earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more exams: Kendall Brogdon, Simmons deHoll, Amanda Dotseth, Carter Dwight and Addie Singleton.
The following 2015 graduates received the AP Scholar with Honor Award for earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more exams: Madison Beasley, Chase Belk, Emily Bell, Nathan Dilts, Taylor Hall, Creighton Kellogg, Gigi Moore, Walker Patrick, Pierce Thompson and Raines Waggett.
The following seniors received the AP Scholar Award for earning a 3 or higher on at least three exams: Brayden Fidler, Anna Lyles, Carl Smeltz and Kate Whaley. Also receiving this honor were 2015 graduates Dex Buschor, Daisy Chumbler, Sarena Clifton, Breanna Kimbrell, Cody King, Bethany Knaff, Mackenzie Lecher, John Eagle Miles and Ryan Norris, and former student John Ballard.