Three Immaculate Conception High School students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award after their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement exams.
Patrick Skrodski, a 2012 graduate of ICHS and a Purdue University freshman, 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 these exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5). Patrick took the AP Biology, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry and AP US History exams.
Kyleen Lee, a 2012 ICHS graduate and an Emory University freshman, 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 these exams. Kyleen completed the AP English Literature and Composition, AP US History, and AP Calculus AB exams, AP Biology and AP Chemistry exams. She was also enrolled in two courses during her senior year at ICHS as part of the Elmhurst College Senior Option program.
Molly McCann, a 2012 ICHS graduate and Butler University freshman, also qualified for the AP Scholar Award by earning scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. Molly also took the AP English Literature and Composition, AP US History, AP Calculus AB, AP Biology and AP Chemistry exams.
ICHS offers enrollment in five AP courses in the areas of English Literature and Composition, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry (Biology and Chemistry offered in alternating years) and US History, representing a total AP course enrollment of more than 40 students.
Through more than 30 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admissions process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that these exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions.
AP is accepted by more than 3,800 colleges and universities worldwide for college credit, advanced placement, or both on the basis of successful AP Exam grades. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and higher graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.