Approximately 60 percent of all our 2018–19 high school students earned an AP Scholar award, which the College Board just released. AP Scholar awards are recognition of performance on 2019 AP exams. Additionally, the National AP Scholar award is typically the highest honor granted to a student before graduation and is granted to less than 1% of students nationwide. We are proud to share we have seven National AP Scholars in the 2019 report just shared with our school.

AP Scholar awards recognize students who have demonstrated both a depth and breadth of knowledge and whose work has shown college-level mastery across multiple disciplines.

The College Board awards the following distinctions for AP exams, and we have students who have achieved all levels.

  • National AP Scholar: students who received a score of 4 or higher on at least 8 exams, and an average score of 4 or higher across all exams taken.
  • AP Scholar with Distinction: students who received a score of 3 or higher on at least 5 exams, and an average score of 3.5 across all exams taken.
  • AP Scholar with Honors: students who received a score of 3 or higher on 4 or more exams, and have an average score of at least 3.25 across all exams taken.
  • AP Scholar: students who received a score of 3 or higher on 3 or more AP exams.

Nationwide, only about 10% of students earn the distinction of AP Scholar or higher by the time they graduate. We are thrilled to share some of the top accomplishments here:

  • 56 of our high school students were awarded AP Scholar distinctions, representing approximately 60% of our high school. 
  • The National AP Scholar award is typically the highest honor granted to a student before graduation and is granted to less than 1% of students nationwide. Seven BASIS Independent Brooklyn students received this honor. From the Class of 2020 alone, 25% of the graduates received the designation.
  • 15 out of our 16 high school seniors were awarded AP Scholar awards.
  • To achieve any AP Scholar award by the end of grade 9 is a rare feat. Nationwide, about 1,200 students, or 0.03% of grade 9 students across the country achieve this honor. More than 30% of BASIS Independent Brooklyn's Class of 2022 received an AP Scholar award. 

“I’m very proud of all the hard work our students put in throughout the year, and that they demonstrate exceptional performance on college-level coursework,” says Head of School Hadley Ruggles. "Our high school has grown, and the strong results have continued with even more students receiving the AP Scholar distinction."

Congratulations to all our students who have earned an AP Scholar Award for their performance on their 2019 AP exam performance. See full lists of student recipients below:

AP Scholar: Students who received a score of 3 or higher on 3 or more AP exams.apscholars

  • Kamie A., '21
  • Carson E., '21
  • Bianca F., '22
  • Gabriella F., '22
  • Kiana G., '21
  • Kristin J., '20
  • Charlie K., '21
  • Oliver K., '22
  • Jacob L., '20
  • Harry N., '21
  • Peter Mugaba N., '22
  • Allison P., '22
  • Alexa R., '20
  • Sidharth R., '22
  • Nate S., '22
  • Sharon W., '21
  • Alan Z., '20

AP Scholar with Honor: Students who received a score of 3 or higher on 4 or more exams, and have an average score of at least 3.25 across all exams taken. Nationwide, only about 6% of students will graduate high school with this degree of recognition or higher. Nearly all of these honorees have done so well before graduation.

  • Ibrahim A., '21
  • David B., '21
  • Jasmine E., '22
  • Jacklyn G., '20
  • Daniel G., '21
  • Denise H., '20
  • Katherine H., '22
  • Hudson H., '22
  • Zihan S., '21
  • Himani S., '22
  • Weber S., '21
  • Szymon S., '22

AP Scholar with Distinction: Students who have a score of 3 or higher on at least 5 exams, and an average score of 3.5 across all exams taken. These students have already completed at least a semester’s worth of college credit while still in high school. Only about 4% of graduating seniors receive this award, and less than 1/10th of 1% of students receive it after sophomore year.

  • Elizabeth C. '21
  • Tyler C. '21
  • Liam D. '21
  • Cassin D. '20
  • Soren D. '22
  • Kimora F, '20
  • James G. '20
  • Jacob H., '21
  • Noha K. '19
  • Ethan H. '21
  • Ethan K., '20
  • Murphy K., '22
  • Vito L., '21
  • Josephine M., '21
  • Chiara P., '21
  • Oliver R., '21
  • Sahm S., '20
  • Matthew S., '21
  • Joshua S., '21
  • Lezhi T., '21
  • Lois W., '20
  • Asha W., '21
  • Wenwen Y., '20
  • Eva Y., '19
  • Sima Y., '20
  • Shiyi Z. '19
  • Shuyi Z. '19

National AP Scholar: Students who have a score of 4 or higher on at least 8 exams, and an average score of 4 or higher across all exams taken. Seven of the members of our Classes of 2019 and 2020 who sat for the exam received National AP Scholar. Last year, 25% of our seniors were National AP Scholars, and this year, 25% of our Class of 2020 earned this distinction yet again. The full list of students who took 2019 AP exams and earned the National AP Scholar award follows:

  • Cassin D. '20 
  • James G. '20
  • Ethan K. '20
  • Sahm S. '20
  • Eva Y. '19
  • Jinze Y. '19
  • Shuyi Y. '19

Please join us in congratulating all of our BEARS!!!

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Class of 2020 with Ms Ruggles and Mr. Brauch.

All comparisons are based on publicly available data from the College Board, National Center for Education Statistics, and National Merit Scholarship Corporation.