School Increases in AP Scholars

School Increases in AP Scholars photo
Forty-nine past and present students from the high school earned the designation of Advanced Placement Scholars for excelling on the 2018 AP exams. This number has increased through the years. Graduated seniors Javier Lechuga, Franco Ramirez and Zoe Stetson earned the National AP Scholar designation, which is the highest designation one can achieve.

With three students named National AP Scholars, 18 students were named AP Scholars with Distinction, five students were named AP Scholars with Honor and 26 were designated as AP Scholars, including junior Tamia Cerrate. 

Advanced Placement courses are open to high school students who have demonstrated the required academic skills and are recommended by their teachers to take AP courses. While taking these courses, students must maintain an average of 85 percent or better to remain at the AP level. This allows students to earn college credits during their high school career, 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.

The district congratulates the following students on achieving this honor:

National AP Scholar
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more exams.

Javier Lechuga,* Franco Ramirez* and Zoe Stetson*

AP Scholars with Distinction
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more exams.

Daisy Abello-Reyes, Nina Banks,* Dehandra Blackwood, Kira Brizill,* Hannah Cotter,* Alexander Dasque,* Nicholai Dasque,* Michael Desir,* Joseph Frye,* Leah Hochman, Jocelyn Jovel,* Joseph LaRocca,* Javier Lechuga,* Michelle Luongo,* Kenny Martinez,* Franco Ramirez,* Zoe Stetson* and Jack Zhang.*

AP Scholars with Honor
Granted to students who receive 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.

Saif Ali, Ethan Burrell, Christopher Merino,* Erick Rivera* and Magnolia Robinson.*

AP Scholars
Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.

Jocelin Aguilera,* Cesar Andreu,* Audrey Arias,* Hailey Brown, Kevin Brown,* Maya Brown,* Myles Carter,* Tamia Cerrate (junior), Chad Elder,* Papa-Sam Essuman,* Anthony Ezeji,* James Hastings,* Ashley Hernandez,* Kaytline Hernandez, Misael Marquez,* Jessica Moreo,* Peter Muzac,* Jason Peralta,* Susan Perez-Pinales,* Clara Petta-Gonzalez, Selah Rose, Gerard Smikle , Jordyn Smith,* Nia Tomlinson,* Miranda Urena* and Valentina Vinasco.

*Class of 2018