Mountain Valley High School celebrates AP students


RUMFORD — Mountain Valley High School (MVHS) Principal Matt Gilbert kicked off a school assembly by announcing seniors who scored a three or higher on the Advanced Placement (AP) exams during the previous May.

The students included Corbin Arsenault, Kristin Arsenault, Random Gurney and Dalton Milledge for English language and composition and U.S. history. Griffin Hamel was honored for his score in U.S. history.

The exams are graded on a score of one to five. Often colleges give credit for scores of three or higher.

Gilbert said, “MVHS students now at University of Maine earned 32 credits before they even got to the campus. That’s an outstanding effort on the part of both the students and their teachers.”

By earning credit during high school, students save money on tuition and fees. In this case, MVHS students save nearly $9,000 because of their efforts in AP classes.

James Aylward teaches AP English language and composition and Chris Carver teaches AP U.S. history. Additional AP teachers include Meg Doughty, English literature and composition; Lisa Russell, calculus; and Ken Baker, biology.

Students at MVHS may select from a wide range of AP courses, including English language and composition, US history, European history, calculus and biology.