01 Oct Clark High School’s Annetoinette Figueroa wins AP Scholar Award
For the second straight year, Nevada students improved their performance significantly on Advanced Placement (AP) Exams with an increase of 10.8 percent scoring a 3, 4 or 5 indicating college readiness. A score of 3 projects a C in a college freshman class, a 4 is a B and a 5 is an A. Superintendent of Public Instruction Steve Canavero said, “This is terrific news for our students who are taking advantage of the AP courses in high school in order to earn college credit. This is another strong indicator that Nevada is becoming the fastest improving state in the nation in education.” As KRNV reported, Nevada’s AP Scholar Awards went to Annetoinette O. Figueroa from Clark High School in Las Vegas and Watson Jia from McQueen High School in the Washoe County School District. The State AP Scholar Award is an academic distinction acknowledging students who have earned the most AP Exam scores of 3 or higher statewide and the highest average score on all AP Exams. Figueroa’s AP scores were sent to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.