College Board names Rancho Santa Fe resident as Advanced Placement, National Scholar


The College Board has named 171 Bishop’s Upper School students Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level AP Exams taken in May 2015. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on the number of yearlong courses and exams. AP Exams are graded on a score of 1 through 5. A score of 5 is the highest and based upon each college’s policies, college credit is granted for scores of 3, 4 or 5.

The top designation of National AP Scholar was granted to 25 Bishop’s graduates from the Class of 2015, and four members of the Class of 2016. The National AP Scholar Award is granted to students who receive grades of 4 or higher on 8 or more full-year AP Exams. Fewer than one out of every 1,000 AP candidates receives a National AP Scholar Award.

Among the Bishop’s National AP Scholars from the Class of 2015 is RSF resident Caroline Thomas who will attend Northwestern University in the fall.

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