High school students from Division Avenue High School and General Douglas MacArthur High School recently displayed their college readiness level as a total of 237 students were recognized as Advanced Placement Scholars. The College Board awards this distinction to high school students who display exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement exams.
Each year, the College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on a student's performance on AP exams. AP courses completed with a score of 3 or higher on the final exam may afford students the opportunity to earn college credit.
8 students from both high schools were designated National AP Scholars, granted to those who receive an average score of at least a 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
72 students were named AP Scholars with Distinction, given to students with an average score of at least a 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
40 students were selected as AP Scholars with Honor, having an average score of at least a 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
124 students were recognized as AP Scholars, given to those who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.
In addition, MacArthur High School 2018 graduate Justin Sergio received the AP International Diploma, granted to students who earn an average score of at least a 3 or higher on five or more AP exams in three or more subject areas. A total of 10 students also received the AP Capstone Diploma and 15 received the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.
Last year was the first year that the district had candidates for the AP Capstone Diploma since it was the first year running the AP Research course. Students qualified for this honor by earning a 3 or higher in both AP Seminar & AP Research and also a 3 or higher on four additional AP exams. It was also the first year that the district had candidates earn the AP Seminar and Research Certificate as last year was the first year that students could obtain it. These students earned a 3 or higher in both AP Seminar and AP Research.
The district congratulates these students for this outstanding achievement and for all their hard work and dedication!