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Nine Alexandria Area High School students named 2020 AP Scholars

Friday, September 11, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Nine Alexandria Area High School graduates and current students – have been named 2020 AP Scholars based on their performance on Advanced Placement (AP) exams.

AP courses are taught by high school teachers who follow course guidelines developed and published by the College Board. AP courses are an option for high school students to access college-level learning opportunities while enrolled at Alexandria Area High School and taking courses on the high school campus. Most colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam scores.

The AP Scholar Awards given and students recognized include:

  • AP Scholar designation is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. Congratulations to Christian Fleming, Malachi Hedstrom, Bethany Miller, and Sidney Trousil.
  • AP Scholar with Honor are students who receive 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. Students that earned AP Scholar with Honor status Noah Capouch, David Fleming, Jessica McKnight, and Jacob Tiegen.
  • AP Scholar with Distinction is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Congratulations to Amanda Bittmann who earned the AP Scholar with Distinction award.

“We are excited to recognize the outstanding achievement of these high school students on the AP courses and exams,” stated Darcy Josephson, Assistant Superintendent -Teaching & Learning. “The high school’s AP program is an example of how we are ensuring students are college and career ready which is a component of our World’s Best Workforce and Portrait of a Graduate work.”

Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) is committed to offering an early college, comprehensive approach to post-secondary success. For more information, visit

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