Last spring, Columbus Academy upper-schoolers took 500 Advanced Placement (AP) exams, the highest number in school history.
As a result of their hard work and achievement, 108 of our students have been named AP Scholars for 2021, including 56 AP Scholars with Distinction (for earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken with scores of 3 or higher on at least 5 of them) and 15 AP Scholars with Honor (average score of at least 3.25 on all exams with scores of 3 or higher on at least 4).
Of this year's AP Scholars, 12 are rising juniors and 46 are rising seniors.
The College Board discontinued the State AP Scholar designation in 2020. Had it still been awarded this year, Hanrui Xu from our Class of 2021 would have been an incredibly strong candidate for that honor after earning perfect scores of 5 on 13 different exams.
The highest average was earned by his classmate Hannah Clay, who averaged 4.88 over 8 exams, making her one of 22 Academy students who took at least 8 different AP Exams this year.