Advanced Placement® - 2020

Twenty-six GHS Advanced Placement® Scholars Named

Thirteen graduates of Grayling High School and 13 current seniors have earned the designation of AP® Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Exams.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all AP tests in spring of 2020, were administered online in essay format only.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on the number of courses and exams taken. Seventeen GHS students qualified as AP Scholars, a designation given to those students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams: Noah Abney, Class of 2021; Alora Cobb, Class of 2021; Cecelia Cvitkovich, Class of 2020; Christina Gilkerson, Class of 2020; Kaitlyn Hall, Class of 2021; Madison Hall, Class of 2021; Lauren Helsel, Class of 2020; Sean Hilliker, Class of 2021; Alex Holliday, Class of 2021; Elijah Jackson, Class of 2020; Liberty Jones, Class of 2020; Lillian Kengel, Class of 2021; Delaney Linderer, Class of 2020; Katelyn Moore, Class of 2021; Desmond O’Reilly, Class of 2020; Sarah Rakoczy, Class of 2020; and Jacob Schade, Class of 2021.

Five students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award, which is granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more AP Exams: Kyah Birdsall, Class of 2020; Isabel Duba, Class of 2020; Anthony Harrington, Class of 2021; Kayleigh Paulus, Class of 2021; and Andrew Walsh, Class of 2021.

Four students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction designation, which is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams: Georgia Barber, Class of 2020; Madison Hehir, Class of 2020; Evan Renn, Class of 2021; and Katherine Snider, Class of 2020.

Grayling High School has offered AP classes since 1980. The first course offered was English Composition. Since that time, the program has expanded, and students are now able to take AP courses in biology, calculus (AB and BC), statistics, chemistry, English language and literature, psychology, Spanish language and literature, U.S. history, and European history. Students at GHS have also taken AP exams in French, German, human geography, physics, U.S. government and world history through independent study.

The number of GHS students taking AP exams has steadily increased over the years, with 79 students taking a total of 134 exams last year. In addition, test scores continue to be above the state and national averages.  

To find out more about the Advanced Placement Program, you can visit its website at