The College Board has named 203 Bishop’s Upper School students Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement examinations taken in May 2013. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on the number of year-long courses and exams. Advanced Placement examinations are graded on a score of 1 through 5. A score of 5 is the highest and based upon each college’s policies, college credit is granted for scores of 3, 4 or 5.
The top designation of National AP Scholar was granted to 26 Bishop’s graduates from the Class of 2013 and six members of the Class of 2014. The National AP Scholar Award is granted to students who receive grades of 4 or higher on eight or more full-year AP examinations. Fewer than one out of every 1,000 AP candidates receives a National AP Scholar Award.
National AP Scholars from the Class of 2014 include: Jenny Chen, Tina Huang, Kamran Jamil, Mark Matten and Joseph Oh. Mark Matten and Joseph Oh are residents of Carmel Valley, while Kamran Jamil lives in Rancho Santa Fe.
Local Bishop’s National AP Scholars from the Class of 2013 and the colleges they are attending are: Drew Carlson of Del Mar (Duke University), Kevin Delano of Carmel Valley (Lafayette College), Alice Hwang of Carmel Valley (Columbia University), Andrew Jeon of Carmel Valley (Dartmouth College), Thomas King of Carmel Valley (Bowdoin College), Savanna Klinek of Rancho Santa Fe (Cornell University), Catriona Lewis of Carmel Valley (UC Berkeley), Tomer Mate-Solomon of Rancho Santa Fe (Columbia University), Kevin Wang of Carmel Valley (University of Pennsylvania).
Ninety-four Bishop’s students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning grades of 3 or higher on five or more AP examinations, with an average exam grade of at least 3.5. The Class of 2013 had 72 recipients, the Class of 2014 had 21 recipients and the Class of 2015 had 1 recipient.
Forty-nine students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning grades of 3 or higher on four or more exams, or an average grade of at least 3.5. In the Class of 2013 there were 21 recipients and in the Class of 2014 there were 28 recipients.
Sixty students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP examinations, with grades of 3 or higher.