Huntington High School AP Scholar Ranks Soar

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Huntington High School’s Advanced Placement Scholar ranks soared this year with 105 students being recognized for their fine performance on a series of challenging exams, 26 more than in 2011.

Huntington can now lay claim to 37 AP Scholars, 26 AP Scholars with Honor and 42 AP Scholars with Distinction. Among the group of honorees are seven national AP Scholars.

“The recently released results demonstrate that more students are choosing to challenge themselves by engaging in Advanced Placement level course work,” Superintendent James W. Polansky said. “As evidenced by the results, as well as within data associated with students earning AP Scholar status, more students are meeting with success in AP courses and on the exam. Our goal is to continue to expand upon this success each year.”

To qualify as an AP Scholar, a student must score a 3 or higher on three Advanced Placement exams. Students must have an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more exams to earn the AP Scholar with Honor designation. To be recognized as an AP Scholar with Distinction necessitates a minimum average grade of 3.5 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more such tests.

A district tracking report indicates that while the number of AP Scholars increased by four over 2011 while the ranks of AP Scholars with Honor doubled over last year’s 13 and the number of AP Scholars with Distinction grew by nine.

Impressively, seven Huntington students garnered National AP Scholar awards. To do so requires an average grade of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these difficult tests. In the previous five years the school has had 29 National AP Scholars after having just 14 in the six year period from 2003 to 2008.

The following is a breakdown of Huntington High School’s Advanced Placement honorees over the past decade:

DATE TOTAL AP SCHOLAR AP WITH HONOR AP WITH DISTINCTION NATIONAL
2012 105 37 26 42 7
2011 79 33 13 33 8
2010 76 29 15 32 6
2009 80 33 14 33 8
2008 76 29 13 28 6
2007 72 29 19 19 5
2006 50 26 11 13 2
2005 38 25 5 8 1
2004 24 16 3 5 0
2003 27 18 3 6 0
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