Huntington High School students challenged themselves this past spring by taking 840 Advanced Placement exams.
Huntington’s AP exam takers compiled an average score of 3.54 on the tests. The Advanced Placement program is sponsored by the College Board, “a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity,” according to its website.
National AP Scholar Anjali Kapur.
“Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education,” states the organization’s website. “Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success, including the SAT and the Advanced Placement program.”
Huntington High School has increasingly encouraged students to consider enrolling in Advanced Placement courses. Principal Brenden Cusack said that effort will continue.
“The number of Huntington High School students choosing to challenge themselves academically and their performance in rigorous Advanced Placement courses continue to rise in astounding fashion,” Superintendent James W. Polansky said. “One of the many benefits students derive from engaging in AP coursework is the manner in which it prepares them for the demands of post-secondary academia. Many graduates continue to comment on their positive transition into the college ranks based on the coursework completed in high school and the study habits they developed as a result.”
Among all the Huntington 2017 AP exam takers, 140 earned honors, including:
• 71 Huntington students earned the designation of AP Scholar, which is granted to those who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.
• 32 Huntington students earned the designation of AP Scholar with Honor, which is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
• 37 Huntington students earned the designation of AP Scholar with Distinction, which is granted to students who receive 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.
Five of Huntington’s honorees also qualified for National AP Scholar recognition. The group includes Steve Yeh (Cornell University), Miranda Nykolyn (Stanford University), Jacob Strieb (Carnegie Mellon University), Erin Morrisroe (University of Virginia) and Anjali Kapur (Northeastern University).