At Shelton High School 61 students have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their work on Advanced Placement exams. The College Board's AP program provides students with the chance to take college-level courses while still in high school. Class of 2012 graduates, Catherine Cheu and Ryan DaRin, qualified as National AP Scholars 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. Thirteen 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: Iancu Bica, Catherine Cheu, Andrew DaRin, Angela Ferro, Molly Hellauer, Brian Lampert, Justin Letendre, Kathleen O'Brien, Harley Pastore, Shannon Sizensky, Jeremy Soderholm, Jia-Xin Teo and Jason Tran. 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 Stephen Arena, Kathryn Bailey, Dana Cho, Jessica DeFelice, Tyler Elliott, Rebecca Ercolani, Kenneth Giangregorio, Kristen Grabarz, Brianna Horwedel, Adam Kocurek, Jessica Lauria, Alexa Merriam, Douglas Turaj and Sean Wilson. Thirty-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 Phillip Ashcroft, Erica Ballas, Ryan Berman, Thomas Caruso, Scott Cataudella, Cole Chavez, Morgan Danowski, Stephen Fertelmes, Emily Gaetano, Brian Gagnon, Allison Haley, Colette Harley, Mary Hunter, Sara Jose, Micaela Joyce, Emily Komornik, Katherine Koumbaros, Jacob Mabee, Kristina Meyers, Woo Jung Ok, Kyle Packnick, Meghan Poole, Akshaya Ravishankar, Carolyn Rennie, Megan Rowe, Karl Schif, Nicholas Shigo, Jennifer Sicinski, Sydney Spadinger, Gary Thompson, Esteban Torres, Michael Torres, Christopher Wilson and Alicia Young. In the 2011-2012 school year, 244 Shelton High School students took 389 examinations as part of the College Board Advanced Placement program.