Two Bishop Kelley students in the Class of 2020 earned the coveted distinction of being Advanced Placement (AP) National Scholars. Students who earn this honor score at least a “4” on eight or more national AP tests. Marian Nguyen and Elena Lawson received this honor for their extraordinary performance on the AP tests they took during their sophomore, junior and senior years at Bishop Kelley. Marian scored an average of 4.67 on nine AP tests, while Elena scored an average of 4.75 on eight AP tests.
In addition, seventeen Bishop Kelley students were named as AP Scholars with Honors ( scores of “3” or better on five or more AP exams and an average of 3.5 on all AP exams taken), seventeen more as AP Scholars with Distinction ( Scores of “3” or better on four or more AP exams and an average of 3.25 on all AP exams taken) and another forty-three students as AP Scholars (Scores of “3” or better on three or more AP exams).
In all, seventy-nine Bishop Kelley students were singled out by the College Board for their stellar performance on Advanced Placement exams.
AP exams are scored on a scale of 1-5 with a “passing” score considered to be a “3” or higher. Bishop Kelley offers students AP exams in nineteen different subject areas. AP tests, developed by college and university professors, are considered among the most rigorous college-preparatory exams for high school students today.