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Two Thomas Jefferson High School Students Named Advanced Placement Scholars

Two students from Thomas Jefferson High School have earned Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards for their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement examinations.

Hoang Ho-Pham, a 2010 graduate who currently attends the University of Notre Dame, qualified for the AP Scholar with Honors Award by completing four or more AP exams with an average score of at 3.25 or higher.

Michelle Bowen, a 2011 graduate, qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams with scores of 3 or higher.

AP exams allow academically prepared students to be better noticed during the college admission process.

Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores.

Research 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 Advancement Placement.