COLLEGE BOARD RECOGNIZES 33 USJ STUDENTS AS AP SCHOLARS

The College Board has recognized 33 University School of Jackson students for their outstanding performances on college-level Advanced Placement (AP) exams.

USJ offers 16 Advanced Placement courses. All are certified by the College Board. USJ requires students to take the AP exams in order to get AP credit on their transcripts.

USJ students honored are:

National AP Scholar

Govind Bindra and Akua Nuako received this distinction granted to students in the United States who score an average of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

AP Scholar with Distinction

Hannah Aherrera, Zaid Baba, Olivia Baker, Jennifer Caterina, Niall Harlan, Cory Johnson, Marisa Mariencheck, James Roland Markos, Aisha Suara, Trey Teel, Ross Thomas, and John Villarreal. These students earned an average grade of 3.5 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of those exams.

AP Scholar with Honor

Kimberlee Ballard, Ben Coffman, Parker Darnall, Ally Glover, Philip Griggs, Meredith Maroney, Christophe Nabhan, and Ryan Sanderson. These students earned an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

AP Scholar

Mattie Boyd, Darby Douglas, Rachel Grimm, Margaret Jones, Col Little, Angelica Mark, John Pierce, Jourdan Redden, Hannah Russell, Leah Sanders, and Turner
Spurlin
. These students completed three or more AP exams with
grades of 3 or higher.

AP provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admissions process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that our exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. Successful AP exam grades are accepted by more than 3,600 colleges and universities worldwide for college credit, advanced placement, or both.

Advanced Placement Scholars (# of Students/Grade Mean)

Year Scholars w/Honor w/Distinction Total
2014 14/4.12 6/4.04 12/4.10***** 32/4.18
2013 11/3.38 8/3.65 15/4.28**** 32/3.99
2012 15/3.70 11/4.11 10/4.12* 36/4.01
2011 13/3.25 11/3.56 7/4.20 31/3.62
2010 14/3.26 4/4.06 7/4.17* 25/3.78
2009 9/3.55 3/3.54 11/4.23** 23/4.08
2008 12/3.26 8/3.68 12/4.22 32/3.82
2007 13/3.28 6/3.86 9/4.00 28/3.67
2006 14/3.14 9/3.71 5/4.21*** 28/3.63
2005 18/3.22 9/3.73 9/4.00 36/3.63
2004 16/3.40 6/3.87 8/4.10 30/3.76
2003 18/3.47 4/3.59 6/4.19 28/3.72
2002 11/3.28 5/3.75 8/4.08 24/3.71
2001 11/3.11 2/4.08 10/4.13 23/3.70
2000 8/3.12 5/4.00 4/4.20 17/3.71

* w/1 National AP Scholar
**w/2 National AP Scholars w/AP average of 4.94
***w/1 National AP Scholar w/AP average of 4.75
****w/2 National AP Scholars w/AP average of 4.63
*****w/4 National AP Scholars w/AP average of 4.50