October 28, 2008

Case High grad Adam Barron gets national recognition

Here's an announcement from Racine Unified about a student who graduate high school and was instantly a college sophomore. Here's the details:
J.I. Case High School graduate, Adam Barron, has earned an Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Award in honor of his exceptional achievement in five AP exams. Barron was recognized by the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program, which provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school. The College Board is a non-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.

Barron, who actually took six International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, qualified for AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of 4.0 on five AP exams. He also earned the IB Full Diploma with a total score of 34, an outstanding number for those who take the exam. For the combination of all of his scores and placement tests at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Barron earned a total of 47 college credits and was able to earn sophomore status as an incoming freshman.

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