BW AP Scores Surpass State, National Averages
The College Board has announced Advanced Placement scores from May and Bishop Walsh School registered scores above both national and state averages.
Scores of 3 or higher on AP exams signify that a student is qualified to receive college credits. This year’s scores show that 71% of Bishop Walsh students reached this level, compared to 60% nationally and 65% in Maryland (see attached chart). Bishop Walsh requires that every student who registers for AP courses must take the national exam, a stipulation that is not enforced in many schools across the state and country as a whole.
Eleven AP courses are offered at Bishop Walsh. These include Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Calculus, Statistics, United States History, U.S. Government and Politics, English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, Psychology, and Art History.
Six students were named AP Scholars with Distinction. Nolan Andreassen, Audrey Burton, Kyler Carl, Michael Falter, William Fritz, and Abigail Lapid received an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
AP Scholars with Honor were Austin Barmoy, Josh Foland, Zhaohan Jia, Eden Li, and Ethan Romaine. These students received an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
AP Scholars were Jillian Courtney, Rachael Duncan, Damian Farrall, Gertrude Tesar, and Haley Wilt. These students received scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
Principal Ray Kiddy stated, “Our students and teachers continue to excel in Advanced Placement courses. I am proud of the continued strong academic program that is a hallmark of Bishop Walsh.”