College Board Recognizes AP Scholars
High school students from the Levittown School District showcased their college readiness as a total of 231 students were recognized by College Board as Advanced Placement Scholars from both Division Avenue and MacArthur high school. Students were selected based on their exceptional achievement on the national AP exams.
Each year, the College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on a student's exam performance. AP courses completed with a score of 3 or higher on the final exam may afford students the opportunity to earn college credit. A total of 121 students from the district were named AP Scholars, 44 were named AP Scholars with Honor, 57 were recognized as AP Scholars with Distinction and nine received the highest honor as National AP Scholars.
The AP Scholar Award is earned by students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. Those recognized as AP Scholars with Honor must earn an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. To earn the status of an AP Scholar with Distinction, a student must 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. The National AP Scholar title is given to those who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
National AP Scholars include MacArthur High School senior Helen Zhang and 2017 graduates Casey Butcher, Mckenna Foy, Jake Iannacone, Jailyn Lopez, Robert Lung and James May. National AP Scholars from Division Avenue include 2017 graduates Maria Mancz and Annie Tao.