Congratulations to our Scholars!
Posted 15/10/2015 01:59PM

Fourteen TASIS England students earned AP Scholar Awards in 2015. Four students were named AP Scholar with Distinction (scoring of 3 or higher on five or more AP exams, with an average score of at least 3.5):

Sam Cottle

Trent Davidson

Erik Hirschmann

Sidney Mau

Rachel Maerz was named AP Scholar with Honor (scoring of 3 or higher on four or more exams with an average score of at least 3.25), and the following students were named AP Scholar (scores of 3 or higher on three or more exams):

Sam Baumgartel

Rafik Greiss

Reade Hall

Pilar Navarro

Alyssa Spaeth 

Catherine Stauber

Maddie St. John 

Fabio Ulrich

Shiyan Xu

Further congratulations go to Sidney Mau and Erik Hirschmann who have been recognized as Commended Students for the National Merit Scholarship Program**

The Advanced Placement program* was created by the College Board, a non-profit organization in New York City, in 1955. Its aim is to offer college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. About 2.5 million students combined to take a total of 4.5 million AP exams worldwide in 2015.

Last year, 117 TASIS England students took 300 AP exams in 20 subjects, and over 85% of the students earned a grade of 3 or higher on at least one of their exams. The worldwide average of students earning an exam grade of 3 or higher is 60%. TASIS England is immensely proud of the hard work and impressive achievements of our AP students and their dedicated and talented teachers.

*The Advanced Placement (AP) Courses offer qualified students the opportunity to take college-level courses in a high school setting. Exams are scored on a 1-5 scale (five highest). More than 90% of U.S. colleges and universities give credit and advanced placement to AP students who received a grade of 3 or above on the exams. Many U.S. colleges and universities offer sophomore standing to students who have a sufficient number of qualifying grades. The College Board maintains an AP Credit Policy Search for students wishing to learn what scores are required for credit at a given university. Note that universities in more than 60 countries now recognize AP  courses in the admission process.  In the U.K., universities view exam results as similar to British A-level results; consequently, students who succeed on three or more AP exams are well prepared for entry into U.K. universities.

 **The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.

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