AP Honors for Scholars

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As a result of their outstanding Advanced Placement exam scores, the College Board has named 335 Ward Melville High School students AP Scholars. This impressive number includes current students as well as members of the Class of 2016.

The honor is given to students based on the number of AP exams taken and the scores they received on those tests.

The title of AP Scholar was bestowed upon 104 students, each of whom received scores of 3 or higher on three or more exams; 55 were named AP Scholars with Honor for receiving an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more exams; 144 were named AP Scholars with Distinction for 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; and 30 were named National AP Scholars for receiving an average score of 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

Class of 2016 graduates Alexander Douglas and Amanda Liu merited the high honor of being awarded AP International Diplomas, which are issued in recognition of students receiving scores of 3 or higher on five or more AP exams in three or more subject areas.

“I am so proud of all of our students who challenged themselves on Advanced Placement exams,” said Principal Dr. Alan Baum. “Although we do not require students to sit for AP exams, it is great to see so many of them avail themselves of this opportunity. To have so many achieve AP Scholar with Distinction status is a testament to the caliber of students we have and the strong educational environment Ward Melville High School provides. Coupled with more than 600 students sitting for and passing college-level courses offered right here at Ward Melville, this speaks volumes about the rigorous course of studies our students take.”