THOMASVILLE - This fall, many Brookwood students can celebrate success on the 2020 Advanced Placement (AP) exams.
AP courses are classes that are taken in high school, but taught at the college level. At the end of the course, students take an AP exam, and based on the result of that exam, can earn college credit. A score of 3 or better on the AP exam’s 5-point scale is sufficient to earn credit at most colleges and universities.
In addition to the strong performance of Brookwood students overall, a total of 26 Brookwood students earned special recognition as AP Scholars, AP Scholars with Honor, and AP Scholars with Distinction.
To earn recognition as an AP Scholar a student must earn a score of 3 or better on three or more Advanced Placement exams. Brookwood’s AP Scholars for 2020 are Brewer Anderson '21, Jackson Clendenin '21, Mary Dodys '21, Benjamin Filston '21, Jacob Hilson '20, Lexi Kirkam '20, Eliza Miller '21, Mollie Vick '20, and Nathan Yokley '21.
To be designated as an AP Scholar with Honor, a student must earn scores of 3 or better on at least four Advanced Placement exams, and score an average of 3.25 or higher on all AP exams taken. This year’s honorees from Brookwood are Rich Beverly '20, Amelia Clark '20, Andrew Cooper '20, Isabella Grayson '20, Alden Harrison '21, Abby Lee '21, Drew Parker '21, and Lizzie Rollins '21.
In order to achieve the AP Scholar with Distinction, a student must earn scores of 3 or better on at least five exams, and score an average of 3.5 or higher on all AP exams taken. Seven Brookwood students earned the award this year: Madison Butler '20, Madeline Gordon '20, Brett Heath '20, Lilly Jackson '20, Thompson Miles '20, Vivian Newman '20, Emma Szwarc '21, and Holland Walker '20.
Lilly Jackson was also named a National AP Scholar. The National AP Scholar designation is granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
AP courses are a competitive aspect of a Brookwood education, as they prepare students for the rigors of college courses and beyond. Their hard work pays off when college credit is earned for these classes.
Located in Thomasville, GA, Brookwood School is a private school for grades JK-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.