The Wentzville School District is pleased to announce that a total of 130 students have earned Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards based on their outstanding performance on Advanced Placement exams this year. Six of those AP Scholars have received the highest distinction, the National AP Scholar Award.

Mitchell Harbour and Katelyn Yoder from Liberty High School, as well as Ethan Dunsworth, Brian Faintich, Rodney Jenkins and Devanshi Patel from Holt High School earned the prestigious distinction of National AP Scholar. This award is granted to students across the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. This year, all six students scored an average of 4.1 or higher. 

A total of 46 students achieved AP Scholar with Distinction Award for having an average score of 3.5 or higher on all tests taken and scoring 3.0 or higher on five or more exams. Additionally, 23 students achieved AP Scholar with Honors Award for having scored a 3.25 or higher and grades of 3.0 or higher on four or more of these exams. Finally, another 61 students achieved the AP Scholar award for having scored a 3 or higher on at least three AP exams. 

The College Board's Advanced Placement Program provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school. Students have the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement in college, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. 

"Wentzville students continue to thrive in Advanced Placement Classes. Last year 954 students took the AP exam virtually and 69% of the students scored at 3 or higher," Reported Sherri Bertrand, Director of Assessment, "These are incredible numbers, especially in the midst of a global pandemic. This is another data point that shows how remarkable our students and teachers are in the Wentzville School District."

To review the full list of WSD students who have earned AP Scholar awards and their distinctions, please visit the District website.