Sixty-two students at have earned AP Scholar Awards, including four National AP Scholars, in recognition of their achievement on AP Exams.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.
The exams are ranked by a score of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score a student can earn. About 18 percent of the more than 1.9 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.
In May 2012, 188 students completed 351 AP exams – earning a 92 percent pass rate. AP tests are scored 1-5 and students must earn a 3 or higher to pass and qualify for college credit.
At 92 percent, exceeds the average pass rate for Pennsylvania and internationally.
Fifty-five percent 2012 graduates completed and passed at least one AP exam. The 62 AP Scholars represent 33 percent of all Quaker Valley students who participated in the AP exam program during the 2011-12 school year.
Recent graduates John Comerci, Nathaniel Fox, Juan Carlos Puyana, and Nicholas Suiter were named AP Scholars with Distinction as well as National AP Scholars for earning an average grade of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more exams.
Twenty-one additional students were recognized as AP Scholars with Distinction. To qualify, students must earn an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams and scores of 3 or higher on five or more AP exams.
The list of honorees includes the following 2012 graduates: Zachary Barber, Bailey Bergmann, Eve Bowers, Matthew Cooper, Connyre Corbett, Natalie Dicenzo, Sydney Eyrich, Robert Francis, Claire Jones, Alicia McCaffrey, Patrick Meier, Amber Miller, Sarah Miller, Nathan Pawlik, Timothy Pusateri, Kelly Raso, Wilson Rougier, Scott Sommers, Kelsey Spalding, John Westwood and Von Wiltman.
Ten Quaker Valley students earned the distinction of AP Scholar with Honor by earning an average grade of 3.25 or higher on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more exams.
Quaker Valley AP Scholars with Honor include 2012 graduates Andrew Abbott, Katherine Chmay, Timothy Franzen, Katharine Kennedy, Casey Lally, Sarah Scalercio, Krista Stewart and Annie Utterback; as well as incoming seniors Jillian Dech and Nelson Westwood.
Twenty-seven Quaker Valley students earned the distinction of AP Scholar by earning grades of 3 or higher on three or more exams. AP Scholars include 2012 graduates Samantha Becker, John Bensink, Francesca Friday, Margaret Harbison, Emily Jabro, Brian Jeffe, Ashish Juneja, Elizabeth Kennedy, Madison MacDonald, Rory McGowan, Sarah McKendry, Rian Plummer, Emily Resler, Maria Ross, Julia Schaller, Allison Shelton, William Shoener, Joshua Stephan; as well as incoming seniors Toren Andrewson, Clayton Bouchard, Lauren Ferris, Sarah Francis, Molly Johnson, Kelsey Kirby, Catherine Michaels, Matthew Regueiro and Rachel Silverstein.
The College Board offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, and to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.
offered 18 AP courses during the 2011-12 school year.