Science Hill students continue to raise the bar as the school’s Advanced Placement program continues to blossom. According to data provided by the College Board, 136 students earned an AP Scholar Award with a student average of 3.55 out of 5 on their AP exams. Student participation is up from 116 AP scholars last year and 90 during the 2018-2019 school year. The AP Scholars Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through their performance on AP exams.
“We are proud of these students for challenging themselves and earning this great honor,” Science Hill assistant principal Carmen Bryant said. “Science Hill has worked hard to add to our course offerings so that we can challenge our students and prepare them for whatever their goals may be after they graduate from Science Hill.”
Science Hill had their first AP Capstone Diploma students as 14 graduated with the Science Hill Class of 2020. Four students earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.
For 2019-2020, 557 AP students accounted for 1,136 exams. Of those students, 361 scored a 3 or higher on their exams which accounted for 64.8 percent of the students who took AP classes.
Science Hill now offers 26 Advanced Placement classes. For more information about Science Hill High School and its course offerings, please visit www.jcschools.org/sciencehill.