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School program deemed a success
Rating: 3.22 / 5 (9 votes)  
Posted: 2013 Nov 22 - 06:59

For Hometown News

ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- John Carroll High School administered 225 Advanced Placement tests in May 2013 (up from 152 last year).

JCHS had 98 test takers, and 60 percent of those students took multiple exams. Overall, English Literature and Composition showed the best passing rate of 86 percent. Psychology had a 77 percent passing rate followed closely by Environmental Science with a 75 percent passing rate.

John Carroll High School is again offering U.S. History, Biology, Environmental Science, English Literature and Composition, Calculus AB, Physics B, Chemistry, Statistics, U.S. Government and Politics, Macroeconomics, Human Geography, Psychology, Computer Science, and Spanish Language and Culture. This year the school has also added AP World History for a total of 15 courses.

In 2013, JCHS had 15 AP scholars (up from five last year), five AP scholars with honor (up from one last year), and one1 AP scholar with distinction (down from two last year). These amazing students deserve special recognition.

An AP scholar is a designation awarded to students who scored three or higher on three or more exams. The JCHS AP Scholars were Carolyn Back, Sara Charles, Dan Culumber, Agenia Delouche, Elena Garcia, Katie Lescouflair, Simon Li, Jack McGarry, Andrew Smith, Emily Stapleton, Melissa Tench, John Tompkins, Matt Utter, Nick Woodward and Charlie Yang.

An AP scholar with honors distinction is awarded to students who average 3.25 on all exams ever taken and score three or higher on four or more exams. Those students are Patrick Anderson, Stephen Chen, Carly Beth Jones, Allison Ma, and Kevin Zhang.

Lastly, an AP scholar with distinction is awarded to students who average at least a 3.5 on all exams ever taken and score three or higher on 5 or more exams: Savannah Geary takes home that honor.

Congratulations to all of these students and their hard-working teachers.

To learn more about John Carroll High School, visit www.JohnCarrollHigh.com.

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