Shelton High School has 57 students who have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams.
The College Board’s AP program provides students with the opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP exams.
Class of 2013 graduate, Kristen Grabarz qualified as a National AP Scholar by earning an average grade of 4 or higher on a five point scale on all AP exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
Nineteen students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams: Phillip Ashcroft, Thomas Caruso, Samantha Dimas, Alyson Ferrante, Emily Gaetano, Kristen Grabarz, Colette Harley, Maeve Holler, Micaela Joyce, David Karwowski, Nicholas Kopchik, Jacob Mabee, Sara Macneill, Timothy Maloney, Alexa Merriam, Carolyn Rennie, Joseph Stein, Michael Torres and Joseph Wardell.
Fourteen students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are Anna Alvarado, Hudson Boles, Cole Chavez, Casey Douglas, Megan Finelli, Alyssa Johnson, Jan Kocur, Maja Komorek, Rigel Mahmood, Olivia Marciano, Elida Paiz, Lauren Pontibriant, Gajaan Sittambalam and Neel Swamy.
Twenty-four students were awarded an AP Scholar award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on three or more of these exams. AP Scholars include Izabela Abissi, Victoria Begley, Liam Cummings, James Farrell, Craig Foley, Maretta Geevarghese, John Hunter, Wesley Kocurek, Danielle Letendre, Madison McCurdy, Kelly Messemer, Michael Ortoli, Craig Packnick, Lenni Paolini, Kacy Rello, Brittany Russo, Joelle Schumacher, Sydney Spadinger, Sarah Stuart, Aleksandra Szczesna, Judith Taylor, Shannon Toole, Tara Werner and Thomas Wilcynski.
In the 2012-2013 school year, 255 Shelton High School students took 411 examinations as part of the College Board Advanced Placement program.