Sixty-four students at Coral Shores High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 20 percent of the 2.1 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.
Forty-three students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Cristina Aguila, Evelyn Betancourt, Rachael Britton, Jessica Butler, Keeley Catarineau, Dominic Cianciolo, Cresencia del Pino, Cresencio del Pino, Colleen Doyle, Edward Dunn, Kyle Estrada-Clarke, Oscar Flores, Sacha Franks, Robert Haswell, Kyia Herlth, Joseph Hernandez, Melissa Hutchison, Michael Jenkins, Samuel Kraus, Jack Machesic, Isis Majeska, Robert Mather, Francisco Moc, Cara Mohr, Jesus Mora, Meghan Murphy, Harry Normington, Alicia Ornelas-Perez, Paul Pauchey, Emily Perrotti, Noelle Perry, Laura Powers, Mia Richardson, Logan Rowe, Joslyn Schipper, Robert Shermer, Tyler Vandergriff, Hannah Vinney, Kelsea Volland, Tori Volland, Rachel Walters, Erica Williams, and Rex Zimmerman.
Nine students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are Joshua Bernstein, Brian Cash, Caitlin Cox, Clayton Cummings, Henry Jacobsen, Spencer Pardo, Austin Seabolt, Emily Tagliarini, and Tabitha Tutt.
Twelve students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are Phillip Atkin, James Babich, Alfred Comeforo, Ryne Danzig, Karyna Doering, Carla Gonzalez, Natalia Gonzalez, Emily Hill, Brooklyn Irwin, Ashlyn Marcinak, Juliana Peña, and Aaron Stack. Of these twelve students, four qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. These students are Phillip Atkin, Carla Gonzalez, Ashlyn Marcinak, and Juliana Peña.
Of this year’s award recipients at Coral Shores High School, twenty-four are sophomores or juniors. These students have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award.
Through 34 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP Exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. More than 3,800 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.