OCHS AP grads honored by school board

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Ann Richardson / Ocean City High School Class of 2012 salutatorian Matt Caulfield was named a National Advanced Placement Scholar and was honored by the school board Jan. 3. Ann Richardson / Ocean City High School Class of 2012 salutatorian Matt Caulfield was named a National Advanced Placement Scholar and was honored by the school board Jan. 3.

OCEAN CITY — At a Thursday, Jan. 3 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education, Superintendent Kathleen Taylor and members of the board honored two of the best and brightest from the Ocean City High School Class of 2012.

Class valedictorian Sarah Ford and salutatorian Matt Caulfield were named National Advanced Placement Scholars, the highest level awarded by the College Board.

According to Superintendent Kathleen Taylor, the AP scholar award goes to students who have demonstrated college level achievement while in high school.

“It’s the AP Honor Roll nationwide,” she said.

Ocean City High School offers 17 AP courses. At the end of the school year, students take a national test, those with a score of 3 to 5 are able to obtaining college credits for the course.

The award is an academic distinction that students may cite among their credentials on applications and resumes.

“You have to earn a score of 4 or better, and take eight AP classes,” Taylor said, noting that eight AP classes was more than just a little impressive.

Ford, a freshman at the University of Pittsburg, was not able to attend the meeting. Caulfield, a freshman at Georgetown University, was able to attend.

“Georgetown is awesome,” Caulfield said, adding that Ocean City’s high level AP program helped him to prepare for college level work.

Thanks to the AP program, he said he was able to earn 24 credits and is, as a result, one and a half semesters ahead of where he would be without having taken AP classes.


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