Campbellsville High School students were recently recognized for their high AP test scores.
CHS offers many Advanced Placement courses, which can help students complete college credit while still in high school.
After taking an AP course, students are eligible to take an exam for that course, which, if they receive a high enough score, will give them college credit for the course.
When taking an AP exam, students are given a score from 1 to 5, with the scores 3, 4 and 5 being those scores that likely qualify for college credit.
Last school year, more than 100 students at CHS took AP courses. Students took about 160 exams at the end of those courses.
Students receiving scores of 3, 4 or 5 are as follow:
Biology – Sophomores Ben Arachi, Cole Kidwell, Mark Rigsby and Emily Rodgers.
Computer Science Principles – Juniors Randy Harris and Brandon Greer and CHS graduates Dalton Ballentine, Blair Lamb, Laura Lamb, Murphy Lamb and Caroline McMahan.
English Language and Composition – Juniors Randy Harris and Ryan Kearney.
English Literature and Composition – Senior Bryce Richardson.
Human Geography – Sophomores Cole Kidwell and Emily Rodgers.
Physics – Senior Bryce Richardson and CHS graduates Blair Lamb, Laura Lamb and Murphy Lamb.
U.S. History – Senior Alex Doss.
As a result of their scores, Blair Lamb, Laura Lamb and Murphy Lamb, who graduated from CHS in May, were named AP Scholars, as was senior Bryce Richardson.
The College Board awards the AP Scholar honor when a student demonstrates college-level achievement through Advanced Placement courses and exams.
To receive the honor, students must have scored an average of 3.25 on all their AP tests, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more exams.
The majority of the other CHS students who took AP exams received a score of 2, which, depending on the college and/or university, could also qualify for college credit.
Many more CHS students are taking AP courses, thanks to a partnership with AdvanceKentucky.
CHS formed a partnership with AdvanceKentucky in the 2015-2016 school year to expand its existing lineup of AP course offerings.
And, as a result, students who take the courses and then pass the subsequent exams will receive cash rewards for doing so.
CHS is the only school in Taylor County to have such a partnership with AdvanceKentucky.
At CHS, about half of the nearly 300 students are currently enrolled in at least one AP course.
Campbellsville High School students were recently recognized for their high AP test scores. Students who received scores of 3, 4 and 5, which will likely qualify for college credit, are, from left, front, sophomore Ben Arachi, junior Ryan Kearney and seniors Bryce Richardson and Alex Doss. Back, juniors Randy Harris and Brandon Greer and sophomores Mark Rigsby, Cole Kidwell and Emily Rodgers.