Thirty-two Dunham students have been nationally recognized as 2019 Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars by the College Board based on their outstanding performances on Advanced Placement (AP) exams.
Recent 2019 graduates Kathryn Dunphy and Parker Harris were named National AP Scholars. This designation is awarded to students who average a minimum score of 4 (on a 5 point scale) in all AP exams they take and score 4 or higher in at least 8 of these exams.
Congratulations to 11 current Dunham students who received academic distinctions for their AP achievements:
AP Scholar with Distinction—Tre’ Landaiche ’20, Emma Spencer ‘20, and Ciara Venable ‘20.
AP Scholar with Honor—Catherine Enos ’20 and Kyla Johnson ‘20.
AP Scholar—Caroline Bardwell ‘20, Reagan Courville’21, Caden Eagleton ’20, Clayton Fair ’20, Rhett Greer ’21, Ashley McCarthy ’20, Andra Negulescu ’20, and Victoria Saffell ’20.
Nineteen graduates from the Dunham Class of 2019 were also recognized for their AP achievements:
AP Scholar with Distinction—Conner Bown (LSU), Sylvia Xiaojun Chen (University of California Irvine), Maggie Kate Coast (LSU), Ireland Coates (LSU), Emma Davis, (University of South Carolina), Kathryn Dunphy (University of Virginia), Parker Harris (Duke University), Reed Landry (Cornell University), Eric Ponder (LSU), Isabella Rovere (LSU), Luke Russell (LSU), Anushka Singh (LSU Honors College), and Jessica Williams, (University of Arkansas).
AP Scholar with Honor—Hayden Dudley (LSU), Caroline Enos (LSU), Arrington Holmes (University of Louisiana), and Luke Militello (LSU).
AP Scholar—Brian Lewis (Xavier University) and Jack Haochen Zhang (University of Illinois).
“Our students’ strong performance on these AP exams reflects the quality of our teaching and the growth of our AP program,” says Upper School Director Amanda McIlwain. “These scores send a strong signal to college admissions officers that our students are well prepared for success in their undergraduate programs.”
In May 2019, 73 Dunham students sat for 148 AP exams, with 85% percent earning a score of 3 or higher, making them eligible to receive college credit, upper-level placement, or both. The average score of all tests taken by Dunham students was 3.6. The national average is 2.89.
The Dunham School currently offers 18 AP courses for students who are ready to tackle the challenge of college-level work. Each rigorous course culminates with a comprehensive exam in the spring. AP tests are scored off-site by a committee composed of readers representing colleges and secondary schools across the country. Created by the College Board in 1955, the AP program is recognized far and wide as a standard of excellence in education. Dunham has had 107 students named as AP Scholars since 2015.