Forty students in the high school’s Classes of 2016 and 2017 have earned the prestigious designation of Advanced Placement Scholar from the College Board due to their outstanding achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement exams.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on a student’s performance on AP exams. Two students were named National AP Scholars. Fourteen students were named AP Scholars with Distinction. Four students were named AP Scholars with Honor, and 20 were designated as AP Scholars.
At FHS, Advanced Placement courses are open to students who are recommended by their teachers; students must then maintain an average of 85 percent or better to remain at the AP level. Students can earn college credits while still in high school, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP exams. As college admissions become more competitive and tuitions more costly, participation in AP courses has become an increasingly important component for acceptance to the top colleges and universities. Successful completion of AP courses is also considered a good indicator of future success by most colleges.
National AP Scholars
Two students qualified for the National AP Scholar award by receiving an average of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. These students are Sarah Heins and Bryan Mars.
AP Scholars with Distinction
Fourteen students received AP Scholar with Distinction awards by earning 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. These students are Freddy Aber, Joanna Caravantes, Jasmine Euell, Claire Goremusandu, Sarah Heins, Luis Lopez Cardona, George Magliore, Bryan Mars, Christopher Meszaros-Rodriguez, Melissa Alvarez*, Sabrina Guerrero,* Ismary Jimenez,* Nyeem Maloney* and Victoria Wright.*
AP Scholars with Honor
Four students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning 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. Antonio Diaz, Jonathan Fey, Abbey Ebescu* and Kaitlin McLaughlin* all achieved this distinction.
Twenty students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. These students are Stanley Adames, Ashleigh Collins, Carl Exhume, Pedro Gutierrez, Brendan Hammond, Yumel Hernandez Pascual, Shuron Jackson, Cameryn Miller, Rebecca Robles, Amanda Roque Tobar, Gabrielle Russell, Jewelle Trotman, Tyler-Lenai Williams, Stefanie Workman, Karissa Collins,* Dylan Dominguez Sulca,* Isaiah Louder,* Johnny Palma,* Kiberly Serna* and Katiana Thompson.*