Westlake Students Score High Marks on AP Tests
Westlake High School had 493 students earn the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board. The average Westlake student score was 3.95 out of 5 on the college-level Advanced Placement Program Exams.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, and receive college credit for successful performance on the AP exams. A total of 1,196 Westlake students took 3,098 AP exams in May 2012.
At Westlake, 75 students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average grade of 4 or higher on a 5-point scale on all AP exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more exams that have been taken in their high school careers. The AP Scholar with Distinction Award was received by 226 students, meaning they earned an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
The AP Scholar with Honor Award was designated to 88 students who earned an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more exams. The AP Scholar Award was bestowed upon 179 students, which indicates that they completed three or more AP exams with grades of 3 or higher.
“It is an outstanding achievement to have so many of our students score a 3 or higher on multiple exams and earn this recognition,” said Westlake High School Principal Dr. John Carter. “I am extremely proud of our students and teachers for the work they did in preparing for these exams.”
Approximately 61percent of the more than 2.1 million high school students worldwide who took the exams performed at a sufficiently high level to merit the honor of AP Scholar. At Westlake, that percentage is approximately 77 percent.