Eighty-two students in the Lynbrook High School classes of 2013 and 2014 have earned the designation of Advanced Placement Scholar from the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement exams.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on a student’s performance on AP exams. Twenty-three of the students were named AP Scholars with Distinction, including two National AP Scholars. An additional 15 were named AP Scholars with Honor, and 44 were designated as AP Scholars. They belong to a select group — only 18 percent of the more than 1.8 million students worldwide who took AP exams performed at a sufficiently high level to earn an AP Scholar Award.
“We are proud to have a record number of AP Scholars named this year, including two National AP Scholars,” said Superintendent Dr. Melissa Burak. “This outstanding achievement is the result of years of work and dedication on the part of our students and teachers. It is also a reflection of the district’s ongoing commitment to do everything possible to prepare students to excel in college and in life.”
Lynbrook High School offers 17 AP courses, which are open to any students willing to challenge themselves with this more rigorous college-level curriculum. Students receive college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP exams. As college admissions become more competitive, participation in AP courses has become an increasingly important component for acceptance to top schools. Successful completion of AP courses is also considered a good indicator of future success by most colleges.
National AP Scholars
Ryan Barrison and Melissa Epstein, both graduates of the class of 2013, qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of 4 or higher on eight or more AP exams. This is the highest award an AP Scholar can earn.
AP Scholars with Distinction