Dayton HS students earn AP Scholar Awards

Six students at Dayton High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams for the 2018-19 school year.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 22 percent of the 2.2 millionstudents worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.

At Dayton High School, six students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. Five of these students graduated with the Class of 2019 and one will graduate with the Class of 2020.  The AP Scholars are:

  • Ryan Barnes, son of Sabrina Flanagan & Thomas Barnes (Class of 2019) – This was Ryan’s 2nd year to be named an AP Scholar.
  • Federico Garcia, son of Mr. & Mrs. Federico Garcia (Class of 2019) – This was Federico’s 2nd year to be named an AP Scholar.
  • Brayant Gonzalez, son of Mr. & Mrs. Manuel Gonzalez (Class of 2019) – This was Brayant’s 2nd year to be named an AP Scholar.
  • Ethan Ives, son of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ives (Class of 2019)
  • Gavin LeBlanc, son of Mr. & Mrs. Rory LeBlanc (Class of 2019)
  • Angelo Schibetts, son of Mr. & Mrs. William Schibetta (Class of 2020)

Dayton ISD is very proud of the achievements of all of its students.  During the 2018-19 school year, Dayton ISD was recognized as a member of the 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll, a national recognition. Twenty-eight public school districts total across Texas were recognized for this achievement during the 2018-19 school year.

Through 34 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP Exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. More than 3600 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.

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