Advanced Placement 2011 – A Growing Success
The results of the 2011 Advanced Placement exams are out. The students of the Upper Conservatory continue the overall strong performance of last year’s, when they matched and surpassed the nationwide averages. The table below summarizes the results of our students.
These results in the most challenging exams for high school students, namely the Advanced Placement, show the strength of the students and the depth of the curriculum at Archimedean Upper Conservatory. The greatest success of the school is that while our Advanced Placement program has been growing rapidly (from 1 AP course in 2009 to an expected 15 AP courses in 2012, and from 37 AP students in 2009 to an estimated 120 students in 2012), our students’ results have been simultaneously improving every year.
All the students who participated in the 2011 Advanced Placement exams should be congratulated for their efforts. Our dedicated AP faculty, Miss Hartman, Dr. Kafkoulis, Miss Merino, Dr. Rodriguez, and Mr. Yamron should be highly appreciated for their tremendous dedication and support.
We are all so proud of all AA, AMC, and AUC choroidal members, ranging from 3rd to 12th grades, who accepted our invitation to collaborate in the making of this unique memory to unify the Archimedean community in times of social distancing and to congratulate our graduating classes of 2020.
We are also very excited to announce that 16 students of Archimedean Upper Conservatory have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared 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 College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.
At Archimedean Upper Conservatory:
Alexander Shahin qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. Alexander also 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.
6 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. These students are Alexandros Christodoulou-Rubalcava, Nicole Fierro, Carlos Garcia, Katherine Landa, Lenny Martinez, and Raymond Maspons.
9 students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Sebastian Cuitiva, Nicole Estrada, Daniella Gennaro, Mark Lozano, Michelle Marquez, Melissa Martinez, Ernesto Nanetti-Palacios, Tahimi Perez-Borroto, and Diana Rodriguez.
What is even more impressive is that all the award recipients at the Upper Conservatory, are sophomores or juniors. These students (and their classmates) have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award.