Providence Catholic High School principal Dr. John Harper announced that 51 students earned Advanced Placement Awards by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program Exams. Ten are current seniors and 40 are members of the class of 2018. “We are extremely proud of these talented young men and women who strive for academic excellence,” said Harper.
At Providence, thirty-five students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by earning an average grade of at least a 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. Nine graduates qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 of higher on four or more of these exams. Seven students were Scholars with Distinction for receiving an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken.
Additionally, 2018 graduate Tiangi Hu was recognized as a National AP Scholar for receiving an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on 8 or more of these exams. Hu attends the University of Illinois, Urbana majoring in Computer Science.
See the full list of PCHS award winners here.
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 and to earn college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP exams. About 18 percent of the 1.8 million students worldwide who took AP exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award. AP is accepted by more than 3,800 colleges and universities worldwide. 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 higher graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP. Providence Catholic offers 18 Advanced Placement classes.