Fifteen St. Amant High School students recently qualified for the Advanced Placement School Scholar Award.

The award is granted to students who have earned a score of 3 or higher on at least three separate AP exams, a news release said.

AP classes require students to study and master college-level materials. Exams are given in May of each school year, and students are typically required to score a 3 or higher in order to earn college credit.

"Earning AP credit in three or more courses is a huge accomplishment that requires dedication and determination from students," the release stated. "St. Amant High proudly holds these students as the epitome of academic excellence."

Named as St. Amant High AP scholars were Blythe Babin, Tyler Bates, Paige Ellis, Alexander Faulkner, Caje Fredrick, Truvie Ficklin, Jamie Keller, Sarah Lawrence, Kaitlyn Nassar and Hannah Porrier.

In addition to these students, St. Amant also had several students earn additional honors. Rebecca Badon, Ethan Burnett, Hannah Hernandez and Angelle Naquin were named as AP scholars with honors. This distinction is held by students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more exams.

Jennie Delatte earned the AP scholar with distinction honor for earning 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.

St. Amant offers AP classes in a variety of subjects, and through a partnership with the National Math and Science Initiative, teachers and students now have the resources needed to achieve these level of success, the release said. The initiative, funded through a grant provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, provides training and supplies for teachers, as well as monetary incentives for students and teachers who achieve college credit. St. Amant is in the second year of its partnership with the institute.