(SIS) – 20 students from Saipan International School received AP honors in recognition of their outstanding achievement in AP exams for the 2020-21 school year.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on student performance on AP exams.
Eight students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of those exams. These students are: Hyunmin Cho, Frederic Guintu, Julianne Hall, Cevina Hwang, Guy Yeon Kim, Samantha Liske-Clark, Arabella Loste, Yeonkyoung No, Hyeonjae Park and Jason Sablan.
Three students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of those exams. These students are Gaeul Kim, Seunghyun Kim and Ariya McGuire.
Seven students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by passing three or more AP exams with scores of 3 or more. The AP Fellows are Hyeonbin Jeong, Joobin Kim, Won Woo Nam, Jinju Thompson, Maury Zon Tybaco, and Jimin Woo.
SIS is also the only AP Capstone degree school in the region and was able to report a 100% pass rate for its 2021 AP Seminar and AP Research courses. This resulted in 8 students receiving the AP Capstone degree. These students are: Frederic Guintu, Julianne Hall, Cevina Hwang, Guy Yeon Kim, Samantha Liske-Clark, Arabella Loste, Won Woo Nam, Yeonkyoung No, Jason Sablan. Four other students received the AP seminar and the research certificate. These students are: Eunbi Choi, Hyeonbin Jeong, Jinju Thompson, Maury Zon Tybacco
The College Board’s Advanced Placement, or AP, program offers willing and academically prepared students the opportunity to complete rigorous college-level coursework while still in high school and earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for pass the AP exams. About 22% of the 2.2 million students worldwide who took the AP exams achieved a high enough standard to also earn an AP Scholar Award.
Through 34 different college-level courses and exams, AP offers students the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admissions process. The 20 geckos from the International School of Saipan who achieved these distinctions had the chance to take up to 15 AP courses during the junior and senior years. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university professors and AP teachers, ensuring that AP exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college professors at some of the leading liberal arts and academic institutions. country search. Research consistently shows that AP students who score 3 or more on AP exams (based on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) generally experience greater academic achievement in college and have higher rates higher university graduation rates than non-participating students. in PA.
For the sixth consecutive year, SIS improves its AP results. Currently, 86% of its students have received a 3 or better on AP exams. SIS is authorized to offer the following AP courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP English Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, AP Human Geography, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Statistics, and AP United States History.