A number of students have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams that they took last May.
In total, 26 students were named AP Scholars, 20 earned the title of AP Scholar with Distinction, 11 were named AP Scholars with Honor, seven were ranked as National AP Scholars and one student was recognized with an AP International Diploma.
To earn Scholar recognition, students are required to score a 3 or higher on three or more AP exams; to be recognized as a Scholar with Honor, students must earn a 3.25 on all AP exams taken; for a Scholar with Distinction award, students must receive an average score of 3.5 on all AP exams; and to be named a National AP Scholar, students must earn an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken. Students who receive an AP International Diploma must score a 3 or higher on five or more AP exams in three or more subject areas.
The district has been running its AP program for numerous years as a way of providing students with college-level rigor in a high school setting.
The district’s AP program, which caters to about 150 students and proctors 300 AP exams each year, offers students the ability to not only earn college credits, but to also demonstrate to colleges that they are willing to go beyond minimum high school requirements by choosing to take on a more rigorous AP course load.
Port Jefferson currently provides 17 AP courses, including popular AP classes such as AP Bio, AP Calculus and AP World. The district also started offering AP Physics this school year.
Aaron Accardo*, Cihad Akkaya*, John Albinson*, Megan Augsbach*, Justin Bove*, Morgan Campbell, Katherine Colantuoni*, Kristen Crovello*, Janella Damaskos, Allegra Fils-Aime, Andie Fortier, Christopher Graci*, Evan Kelly*, Eric Kilgore, Maureen Laffey, Evan Lahey*, Gabriella Martinez*, Kayley Okst, Thomas Pon, Robert Righi, Jasper Rubin-Sigler*, Daniel Scarda, Ryan Scott, Maria Simmerling*, Joshua Skula* and Shannon Walsh*
AP Scholars with Distinction
Caroline Biondo, Ryan Burke, Gaspar Cello, Noah Davis, Richard Finkelstein*, Danielle Grier*, Daniel Gross*, Katherine Gwydir*, Ju Mi Ha, Julia Kharzeev, Leah Neiman*, Romain Popescu*, Hunter Reiter*, Chiara Repetti-Ludlow*, Alberto Rescia*, Steven Rose*, Elijah Sanders*, Lara Sarubbi, Kent Ueno* and Natalia Zaliznyak
AP Scholars with Honor
Paul Capobianco, Rachel Collins, Joseph Dichiara*, Dunia Karzai, Eric Keresztes*, Alexander Koller, Margo Martin-Deprez, Kyle Schrager*, Caroline Strauss and Andrew White*
National AP Scholars
Noah Davis, Danielle Grier*, Leah Neiman*, Romain Popescu, Alberto Rescia*, Kent Ueno* and Natalia Zaliznyak
AP International Diploma
*Students who graduated in 2014