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Nine Calexico students listed AP Scholars

November 06, 2001|STAFF REPORT

Nine students at Calexico High School have been named Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on college-level AP exams.

Only about 13 percent of the more than 840,000 students in 13,680 schools who took AP exams in May 2001 performed at a sufficiently high level to merit such recognition.

Students take AP exams in May after completing challenging college-level courses at their high schools. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on the number of year-long courses and exams (or their equivalent semester-long courses and exams).

One student, Elizabeth Tittle, qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning 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.


Eight students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP examinations with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are: Brandon Bunke-Quintero, Jaime Dyer, Hua Bin Kuan, Roberto Ma, Antoinette Marquez, Clarissa Padilla, Patricia Rivera and Mary Woo.

Juniors Marquez and Bunke-Quintero have another year in which to do college-level work and possibly earn another AP Scholar Award.

Most of the nation's colleges and universities award credit, advanced placement, or both, based on successful performance on the AP exams. More than 1,400 institutions award a full year's credit to students presenting a sufficient number of qualifying grades.

The College Board is a national nonprofit membership association dedicated to preparing, inspiring and connecting students to college and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 3,900 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations.

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