2017 AP Report
AP Scholar District Report: 64 Students Named AP Scholars

A Dare County Schools record of 64 students have earned recognition as AP Scholars for their exceptional achievement on AP exams in 2017.  For successful performance on AP exams, students can earn college credit and/or opportunities to place in more advanced courses. In the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP®) Program, AP course options provide motivated and academically-prepared high school students with the opportunity to take rigorous, college-level courses. 

Twenty-three percent of the graduates in Dare County Schools earned credit for at least one college course through the AP curriculum in 2016-2017.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on student performance on AP exams. AP Scholars have completed three or more AP exams with scores of 3 or higher, AP Scholars with Honor earn an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams; and AP Scholars with Distinction have earned an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

All current seniors have the opportunity to take additional AP courses and potentially earn a higher-level award.

Thirty-six Dare students qualified as AP Scholars:
First Flight High School graduates Miller Cipriano, Anna De La Cruz, Devyn Dodson, Mack Doebler, Christian Eberhard, Ryan Gallaccio, Edward Gowan, Katherine Spore, Sarah Hayes, Ashley Jones, Samuel Kitchin, Jonathan Lawson, Raven Ruff, Hailey Schreyer, Mary Pat Thompson, Emma Turnage, and Jeffrey Wells with current seniors Jack Coleman, Ida Greenlee. Mast Lige, Beverly Murry, Alexandra Rodman, Arabella Saunders, Emma Strickland, Summer Tonnesen, and Elijah Whitfield; and Manteo High School graduates Hannah Anglin, Garrett Basnight, Kaleb Beach, Albert Hurley, Lindsay Simansky and Joshua Tolson.

Ten students qualified as AP Scholars with Honor:
First Flight High School’s Class of 2017 members Aaron Creef, Evan Fish, Joseph Sawin, Bryce Tholen with current seniors Logan Haas, Isabella House, Tyler Love, and Meghan Savona; and Manteo High School 2017 graduates Shelby Foster and Daniel Mitchum.

Eighteen students qualified as AP Scholars with Distinction:
First Flight High School 2017 graduates Sara Cook, James Gillis, Chandler Kelly, Lake Lige, Matthew McKenna, Dylan Owens. Mikayla Peterson, Luke Potter, Blaiz Rodman. Sarah Skinner, Elizabeth Tyson, Samuel Wills and current seniors Emma Bancroft, Crewe Douglas, Quinn Douglas; with Manteo High School graduates Aaron Crum, Joshua Pack, and Sydney Pearce.

Research shows that students who experience higher levels of rigor, such as AP offerings in high school typically demonstrate greater academic success and have higher college completion rates than students who do not.  Over 90% of four-year colleges in the US provide credit and/or placement for qualifying exam grades. 

Other options for Dare County Schools high school students to earn college credit while in high school include dual enrollment in community college, meeting standards in selected Career and Technical Education (CTE) high school courses prior to enrollment in a community college, and selected online coursework.

Chief Academic Officer Arty Tillett notes "For the district to have 64 AP Scholars speaks volumes about our students and our accomplished teachers. Dare County Schools continues to provide academic rigor in high school with AP course offerings and dual enrollment opportunities as part of our mission to prepare students for college and careers."