National Honors for 293 Students

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As a result of their scholastic dedication, 293 Ward Melville High School students, both current and members of the Class of 2015, have been named Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board. Students earn this honor, which is divided into four categories, based on the number of AP exams taken and their average scores. 

A total of 125 students were named AP Scholars with Distinction, as they received an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and a score of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Sixty students were given the distinction of AP Scholar with Honor, as they received 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. One hundred eight students were named AP Scholars, as they received scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. Of these students, 30 also earned the highest honor of National AP Scholar, as they received an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

“I am very pleased that Ward Melville High School has steadily improved the number of students achieving AP Scholar designations,” said Principal Dr. Alan Baum. “It is a testament to the students’ hard work and dedication to their studies.  AP courses, as well as college-level courses offered through Stony Brook University, Suffolk County Community College, etc., offer our students a challenging program and position them for the rigors of a college education. Students enrolling in these courses are better prepared, develop better time management, study, reading and writing skills, and develop a deeper understanding of the content.”