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FCPS Announces AP Scholars

September 7, 2021

At the end of school year 2020-2021, twenty-four FCPS students were named AP Scholars with Distinction.  These students earned an average of 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.  Thirteen 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.  Receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams, 61 FCPS students were designated AP Scholars.  These three groups included high school students from Fauquier, Kettle Run, and Liberty.

First introduced nationally in 2016 and locally in 2018, AP Capstone has become one of AP’s fastest-growing programs.  AP Capstone Diplomas were granted in FCPS to two juniors and two seniors who earned scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on 4 additional AP exams:  Emma K. Chesley from Fauquier High School; Eva M. Pastor, Emma L. Smith and Peter J. Tessier from Kettle Run High School.  In addition, twenty-two AP Seminar and Research Certificates were awarded to Fauquier High School and Kettle Run Hugh School students who earned scores of 3 or higher in both AP Seminar and AP Research.

Click here for the entire list of names of FCPS students who earned AP honors from The College Board, which administers the AP program.

Advanced Studies and Fine Arts Supervisor for FCPS Ladona Gorham noted, “Considering the challenges presented by the global pandemic, our students showed up for AP honors, as usual.” Steve Payne, Secondary English Supervisor, added, “Students in the AP Seminar and Research sequence continue to excel on their assessments.  The research, collaboration, and presentation skills developed by these new courses help make students future-ready.”

AP exam scores are reported on a 5-point scale, rating a 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.