Advanced Placement Program
All classes at Sayre School are college preparatory. Honors and/or Advanced Placement (AP) courses are also offered. Sayre offers 16 AP courses. All Upper School students who demonstrate sufficient achievement in or affinity for an academic discipline are invited ao apply for inclusion in the Advanced Placement curriculum. A distinguishing feature of Sayre's AP program is that all students enrolled in AP courses must sit for the Advanced Placement Examinations in order to receive AP credit for the course on their transcript.
AP Courses Offered
United States History
United States Government and Politics
Out of 207 AP tests taken in May 2011 at Sayre, 79% of our students earned credit scores of 3 or better out of a possible 5. The global average for credit earning scores is around 60%.
AP Scholar Awards Recognition 2011
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. The AP College Board honors students each year who during their high school years take several AP courses and earn passing grades on the exams. In 2011, only 18% of the 1.7 million students worldwide who took AP exams were recognized as AP Scholars.
Thirty-three of our students were recognized by the College Board for their outstanding performance in AP courses. Several exceptional students were recognized in more than one category.
- National AP Scholar Award was earned by four students who received an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on either or more of these exams.
- AP Scholar designation was earned by eleven students for earning 3's or better on three or more exams.
- AP Scholar with Honor designation was earned by seven students who received an average grade of at least 3.25 on all exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more exams.
- AP Scholar with Distinction designation for fifteen students who received an average grade of 3.5 on all exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more exams.
Of this year’s award recipients, eleven members of the Class of 2012, Jed Ball, Keith Cavanaugh, George Chalhoub, Ellie Colclough, Chase Deppen, Wilson Mendes, Cody Pfiester, Jamie Rosenstein, Corinna Svarlien, Ben Turnbull, and Hannah Turnbull, have one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award.
For more information, contact Randy Mills, College Counselor, at 254-1361, extension #253.