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La Salle Students Continue to Shine on Advance Placement Tests

The results on the Advanced Placement® (AP®) exams continue to provide strong evidence of academic excellence at La Salle College High School. In 2019, 426 students attempted 902 AP exams in 23 college-level AP courses in 47 AP classes last year.

Here are a few highlights from the 2018-19 school year:

- If you combine all the results from the 47 AP classes last year and compare them to the results of all the students internationally who took the same courses, our La Salle students outperformed the rest by an impressive 15 percentage points higher based on the percentage of qualifying scores (3 or higher out of 5)!

- The Class of 2019 counted 23 National AP Scholars, placing them among the highest 1% of all students taking these tests. To qualify, a student must score a 4 or higher on 8 or more AP exams and maintain an average of 4 or higher on all the AP exams. Overall, La Salle had 150 AP Scholars last year. More than 1 out of every 3 seniors (35%) last year was named an AP Scholar.

- Two seniors – Craig Fox and Greg Cooper – doubled the criteria for the highest honor of National AP Scholar, earning scores of 5s or 4s out of 5 on 16 different AP exams! Craig chose Temple University and Greg joined the University of Notre Dame. Both brought with them a stash of college credits due to their performance on their AP exams.

- 80% of our students had at least one qualifying (3 or higher out of 5) AP score and 79% of all the exams taken (877) were scored a 3 or higher.

- La Salle offers 24 AP courses. That amounts to almost all of the AP courses that are available through the College Board. Our students have access to all three of the AP math courses here, both of the courses in English, all nine courses in History and Social Sciences, both of the computer science courses, all seven of the science courses, plus AP Spanish and French and Latin.

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