Superintendent Arntzen Announces Montana AP® Scholars
HELENA—Superintendent Elsie Arntzen is proud to announce that two Montana students have received recognition for outstanding academic performance from the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP®) program.
Max Yates (Bozeman High School) and Magnolia Chin (Sentinel High School, Missoula) are Montana’s 2017 State AP® Scholars. Both students graduated last spring. The awards are granted to a male and female student in each state who have the highest average score on all AP® exams taken and a score of 3 (out of a possible 5) or higher on the greatest number of AP® exams.
“I commend the accomplishments and exemplary efforts of Max and Magnolia in their AP courses,” Superintendent Arntzen said Thursday. “We must also acknowledge the support and dedication of their teachers and schools in bringing quality AP courses to their students. Across Montana there are many teachers, counselors, and administrators making sure that all hard working Montana AP students are challenged, engaged in learning, and fully prepared for success in the next academic phase of their lives.”
During the 2016-2017 school year, Montana students completed 5,334 AP® exams, an increase of 14 percent over the number of exams taken in 2015-2016. Exams covered 31 different subjects, including calculus, statistics, the sciences, the social sciences, world languages, the arts, and English. Completing AP® exams while in high school can help students earn college credit, but, more importantly, the AP® high school courses prepare students for the demands of college-level thinking, communicating, and performing.
Contact: Dylan Klapmeier
Director of Communications
Montana Office of Public Instruction