Huntington High School students took 875 Advanced Placement exams during the 2017/18 school year as an increasing number of teenagers opted to challenge themselves.
A year-to-year comparison indicates Huntington students took 365 more AP exams this past year than they did in 2011, when they took only 510.
Huntington can boast of having 71 AP Scholars, 33 AP Scholars with Honors and 36 AP Scholars with Distinction. Ten students earned prestigious AP Capstone diplomas.
“Huntington students are continually encouraged to challenge themselves with rigorous coursework in areas of interest,” Superintendent James W. Polansky said. “We have made every effort to remove obstacles and provide an abundance of support for the many students who engage in Advanced Placement coursework. The resulting participation and performance numbers speak for themselves. Students and staff should take great pride in their accomplishments.
To qualify as an AP Scholar, a student must score a 3 or higher on three or more Advanced Placement exams. Students must have an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more exams to earn the AP Scholar with Honor designation. To be recognized as an AP Scholar with Distinction necessitates a minimum average grade of 3.5 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more such tests.
Impressively, seven Huntington students garnered National AP Scholar awards. To do so requires an average grade of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these difficult tests. In the past five years the school has had 43 National AP Scholars.
The AP Capstone diploma recipients are also an exceptional group. The students all earned scores of 3 or higher on the AP Seminar and AP Research exams and on four additional AP exams of their choosing.