TJ Students Earn National Recognition for Success on AP Exams

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Congratulations to the 24 Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School students who were recognized for exceptional performance on Advanced Placement exams this year.

The AP Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through AP courses and exams with the AP Scholar Awards. The awards are acknowledged on all AP score reports that are sent to colleges after the award has been conferred. Upper School students at Thomas Jefferson take Advanced Placement courses during their junior and senior years, and they take end-of-course exams in May. All TJ students take several AP courses as part of the regular program.

“A high score on an AP test is indicative that you’re going to succeed at the college level. AP is a rigorous, intellectually rich course. It does approximate the best of what is going on in colleges.”
— Owen Astrachan, Professor of Computer Science, Duke University

“The confirmation that college-level learning took place is in the published results. The AP Exam grade is a national standard I understand and rely upon.”
— Joellen L. Silberman, Dean of Enrollment, Kalamazoo College

“One of the best standard predictors of academic success at Harvard is performance on Advanced Placement Examinations.”
— William R. Fitzsimmons, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Harvard University

National AP Scholar
Granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams:

AP Scholars with Distinction
These students earned 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:

AP Scholars with Honor
These students earned 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
These students earned scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams: