Four students at Cheraw High School earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their performance on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) exams. They were Mark Ingram, Bartley Sides, Matthew Porter and John Teal.
The College Board's Advanced Placement Program offers students the opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school and to receive college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. Almost 15 percent of the more than one million high school students who took the AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to be an AP Scholar.
From Cheraw High School, the four students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP examinations with grades of 3 or higher.
Most of the nation's colleges and universities award credit, advanced placement or both based on successful performance on the AP exams. More than 1,400 institutions award a full year's credit (sophomore standing) to students presenting a sufficient number of qualifying grades. Thirty-four AP exams are offered in a wide variety of subject areas, each consisting of multiple-choice and free response (essay or problem-solving) questions (except for studio art exams which evaluates students' original work).