258 Baton Rouge Magnet High School students were named 2020 AP Scholars by College Board. According to College Board, “The AP Scholar Awards recognize high school students who have demonstrated exemplary college-level achievement on AP Exams.” AP Scholars must receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. AP Exams are college-level exams on specific subjects taken by high school students. At many colleges and universities, as score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam will earn a student credit toward their degree. Of the 258 students who were named AP Scholars, 40 were named National AP Scholars.
40 Baton Rouge Magnet High School students earned the distinction of being named National AP Scholars because they received a score of 4 or higher on eight or more AP Exams. In addition to the National AP Scholars, 109 additional students were named AP Scholars with Distinction. 1 student earned the AP International Diploma and 13 students earned the AP Capstone Diploma.
“We are very proud of all our AP students and teachers. More than 3300 college credits were earned through AP exams this year at Baton Rouge High. When I became principal here 19 years ago, we only had a few AP scholars and seven AP courses; now we have 32 AP courses and hundreds of scholars every year. I credit our entire faculty for committing to providing this opportunity for our students,” said Baton Rouge Magnet High School Principal, Nanette McCann.