This past school year, the Central High School District had 551 students recognized by the AP Scholars program.
The AP Scholar Awards recognize high school students who have demonstrated exemplary college-level success on AP Exams.
“Of those, 256 were named AP Scholars, 99 were named AP Scholars with Honor and 196 received the highest honor of AP Scholar with Distinction for having earned an average score of 3.5 (tests are scored on a 1-5 scale) on five or more AP exams,” explained Scott Bersin, Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction.
The Scholars programrecognizes three levels of achievement.
- AP Scholarawards are granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
- AP Scholar with Honorawards are granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken,andscores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
- AP Scholar with DistinctionAwards are granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken,andscores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
The AP Capstone Diploma program helps students to develop critical thinking, research, collaboration and presentation skills that are critical to academic success.Unlike traditional AP subject exams with a single end-of-year assessment, AP Seminar and AP Research assessments are project based and evaluate skills mastery through group projects, presentations and individual essays completed throughout the year.
As a participant in the prestigious AP Capstone program, the CHSD also had 63 named Capstone Scholars with 34 students earning the high honor of an AP Capstone Diploma and 29 earning an AP Capstone Seminar and Research Certificate.
“We proudly recognize the achievements of students who participated in the AP Capstone Diploma program,” added Superintendent Michael Harrington. “Our AP Capstone students and teachers showed extraordinary commitment while facing historic challenges. This is a meaningful college readiness program that will serve our students well after high school.”
Date Added: 9/21/2022