WEST DES MOINES, IOWA — Scott Johnson, a 2012 graduate of Valley High School, has earned the College Board’s 2012 Iowa State Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Award in recognition of his exceptional achievement on AP Exams taken in May. Johnson is currently a freshman at Harvard University.
The designation of State AP Scholar is granted to the one male and one female student in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia with scores of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP exams, and then the highest average score (at least 3.5) on all AP exams taken.
Valley High School offers more than 20 Advanced Placement courses. AP provides students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers. More than 3,800 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores.