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Alexandria Public Schools announces their 2021 AP Scholars

Thursday, September 23, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Fourteen Alexandria Area High School graduates and current students earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement exams during the 2020-2021 school year.

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 Anna Dare, Krista Deising, Ethan Johnson, Alexus Klimek, Coltan Koehn, Anna Meehan, Emma Reineke, Jack Struck, and Nicolas Welle.
  • 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, Nicholas Nelson and Aaron Safarik.
  • 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 Christian Fleming and Jacob Tiegen who earned the AP Scholar with Distinction award.

“It’s an honor for our district to see the number of students earning national recognition as AP Scholars,” said Darcy Josephson, Assistant Superintendent – Teaching & Learning. “They excelled in rigorous college level courses in the midst of a pandemic which shows a lot of perseverance on their part.  We are also very proud of our AP teachers for providing excellent instruction and support to these students.”

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