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AP Awards Highlight Student Achievement at West Orange High School
WEST ORANGE, NJ - The 21st annual Advanced Placement Recognition Ceremony was held at West Orange High School on June 7 highlighting the academic accomplishments of students taking AP Exams during the 2021-22 school year.
Advanced placement students take courses geared towards first year college students. In May they can take a College Board AP exam in their subjects. Students receive scores of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, five being a perfect score. Many colleges offer course credit for students scoring 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam in that subject area.
The recognition was organized by Assistant Principal Annette Towson and Principal Hayden Moore. Musicians in the Chamber Orchestra performed under the direction of Dr. Elena Peres and Interim Superintendent Dr. Lauren Schoen welcomed parents and students.
Students were recognized in a number of categories:
- 1. Outstanding Academic Performance: recognizes students who received scores of 5 in one or more AP exams. (West Orange High School created this recognition.)
- 2. AP Scholar: granted to students who received grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.
- 3. AP Scholar with Honors: granted to students who received an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more exams.
- 4. AP Scholar with Distinction: granted to students who received an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams and grades of 3 or higher on 4 or more exams.
- 5. National AP Scholar: granted to students in the United States who received an average grade of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
The names of all recipients now appear on engraved plaques outside the Conforti Office.
"I am the proud principal here at West Orange High School," said Moore.
"To see these students continue to excel despite the difficulties presented by the pandemic is a testament to their dedication and hard work. We want to wish you the best and continued success always."
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AP Scholar with Honor
AP Scholar with Distinction
Outstanding Academic Performance
June 16, 2022
June 16, 2022