Elgin Academy Announces 2012 AP Scholar Designees
Elgin Academy is pleased to announce that 41 percent of the students in the classes of 2012 and 2013 who took Advanced Placement Exams have earned the designation of AP Scholar or higher by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on these exams. The College Board's Advanced Placement Program® provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school. The exams, administered each spring, are scored on a 5-point scale and many colleges offer course credits to students who earn a score of 3 or higher. 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. At Elgin Academy nineteen students were honored.
Nine students were named AP Scholars, an award granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. Students receiving this award are Veronica Alix, Brigitte Keslinke, Kimberley Krawzak, Shayna Oriold, Siyona Ravi, Samayra Siddiqui, Claire Stone, Hayley Van Duyn, and Zeyu Wen.
There were three recipients of the AP Scholar with Honor award, given 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. Recipients of this award are Hana Goodman, Christopher Monti, and Colin Ward.
Seven students earned AP Scholar with Distinction status. This honor recognizes 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 of these exams. These students are Connor Flexman, Joseph Heisley, Dana Lindenberg, Alexander McCord, Bethany Oglesby, Nicholas Skawinski, and Jeffery Tang.
Two students, Connor Flexman and Nicholas Skawinski, were granted the National AP Scholar award, a highly selective honor given to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight of more of these exams. Flexman has the additional distinction of earning a score of 5 on a total of 10 AP exams taken in two consecutive years.
All in all, thirty percent of the students in the Classes of 2012 and 2013 were recognized by College Board for their performance on AP exams. Eight Advanced Placement courses are offered at Elgin Academy in the following subjects: American History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, European History, Psychology, and Studio Art. Additionally, students may choose to prepare for AP examinations in the following 14 subjects: Comparative Government and Politics, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, French Language, French Literature, Latin, Music Theory, Physics, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, and U.S. Government and Politics.
Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation's leading liberal arts and research institutions. More than 3,600 colleges and universities annually receive AP grades. More than 90 percent of four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or placement for qualifying exam grades.
Elgin Academy Scholars from the Class of 2013--Front Row: Samayra Siddiqui, Shayna Oriold, Claire Stone, and Siyona Ravi; Back Row: Christopher Monti, Colin Ward, Brigitte Keslinke, Kimberley Krawzak, Jeffery Tang, and Zeyu “Walter” Wen.