LAPS NEWS RELEASE
This past May, 327 Los Alamos High School AP students completed 540 AP® exams, and 75% of students received scores of 3 or higher on their exams.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides 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 AP program at LAHS offers over 25 courses in the Arts, English, History and Social Sciences, Math and Computer Science, Sciences and World Languages.
As part of this year’s results, 100% of exams had scores of 3 or higher in Drawing, English Literature. Human Geography, Japanese and Physics C. All students who took Calculus BC, Chinese, Italian, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics 2 and Spanish exams scored 5s.
Ninety-nine students are being recognized by CollegeBoard for their levels of achievement based on their performance on AP Exams.
Forty-eight students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award 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. Their average score was 4.34. These students are: Clifford An, Isabella Bailey, Olivia Bell, Elizabeth Booton, Keith Bridge, Charles Cai, Andrew Collins, Andrew Corliss, Mary Daniels, Titus de Jong, Yaris Eidenbenz, Sofia Enriquez, Adeline Feng, Kyle Fenimore, Elizabeth Frost, Philippa Fung, Isaac Gao, Jennie Gao, Quinton Geller, Maksym Gerashchenko, Brian Han, Kyle Hatler, Sylvia Holesinger, Cinyoung Huang, Phillip Ionkov, Marek Jablonski, Nina Johnson, Yunseo Kim, Olivia Koo, Ryan Kornreich, Sofia Lebensohn, Kaitlyn Leffler, Conrad Leitner, Ming-Yuan Lo, Thomas Oldham, Yeanwoo Park, Aaron Philip, Jason Pieck, Rebeca Rocha, Dana Roelofs, Kamaya Ronning, Matias Rougier, Lillian Shevitz, Robert Strauss, Michelle Szinger, Shane Tobin, Wayne Williams and Adalee Witt.
Ten 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. Their average score was 3.94. These students are: Ryan Aldaz, Aidan Cooley, Sonja Ebey, Violet Henderson, Minhtet Htoon, Betty Kang, Andrei Maiorov, Christina Nisoli, Jonathan Triplett and Kelly Wetteland.
Forty-one students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. Their average score was 3.51. The AP Scholars are: Teresa Austin, Anna Batista, Steven Bullock, Julia Chen, Maya Clausen, Mary Couture, Nadezda Draganic, Ann-Jeanine Fassbender, Lily Fox, Emma Frost, Vasu Gardner, Kyle Gentile, Reuben Goettee, Peyton Hammock, Orion Henderson, Carson Hick, Taylor Kanzleiter, Amanda Kitrell, Victoria Kwei, Suyeon Lee, Olivia Long, Kira Lorenc, Gwyneth Lyons, Leah Marr-Lyon, Elizabeth Massa, Fayrouz Mouraad, Nina Nzekwe, Kathryn Osburn, Alma Phillips, Ava Petryga, Owen Sapp, Keturah Sherrill, Leonid Svyatsky, Solenne Thelliez, Kendall Trellue, Ada Tripp, Katherine Werner, Samuel Wescott, Katherine Whitley, Ryan Worley and Ryan Zeik.
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 3600 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.