CBA Advanced Placement Students Excel In Latest Academic Year Results

Advanced Placement exam results are in for Christian Brothers Academy’s students who tested during the 2015-2016 school year. Once again, the merits of the academy’s curriculum were on display, as academy students scored above the national average in many of the AP exams that were administered.

AP exams are college-level tests administered by The College Board, the makers of the SAT. AP exams enable high school students to earn college credit and receive advanced placement at many colleges and universities nationwide and in 60 countries. AP exams are scored from 1-5 (5 being the highest).

A total of 547 AP exams were administered to 241 total students across 22 different AP courses in the 2015-2016 school year. Academy students earned scores of 3 or better on 78% of these exams. This percent of success was greater than both the state (71%) and national (60%) averages. Considering the number of students earning top scores (4 or 5) on these exams, CBA students outperformed the national average on 11 separate AP exams.

Additionally, 87 students in 2015-2016 were named as AP Scholars, including five graduating seniors who were named National AP Scholars: Matthew Baldes (Rutgers), Luke Drennan (Northeastern), Brendan Galvin (Princeton), Christopher Mulvaney (Cornell), and Richard Stefanik (Notre Dame).

  • 38 students were named AP Scholars by receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more exams.
  • 14 students were named AP Scholars with Honor by receiving 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.
  • 35 students were named AP Scholars with Distinction by receiving an average score of at least 3.50 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
  • Five graduating seniors were named National AP Scholars, receiving 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.

The entire Christian Brothers Academy faculty and administration are very proud of the exemplary academic success of the AP students in 2015-2016, and hope that the AP students of 2016-2017 continue to raise this high standard in the coming academic year.