Ursuline offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses in the following areas of study:
Art (Studio Drawing, 2-D Design)
- Mathematics (Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics)
Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Social Studies (Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, US History, World History, Psychology)
World Languages (French, Latin, Spanish)
AP courses are listed on a student’s transcript, which is part of every college application. Once in college, a student may qualify for placement in advanced courses above the freshman level on the basis of AP Examination grades. A high grade may earn not only advanced placement but actual college credit.
AP Exam Results
The AP Exam measures a student's mastery of a particular course. Students are awarded a ranking based on a five point scale, with five being the highest achievement level and one being the lowest. A ranking of a three or higher is considered a passing score.
Ursuline Academy announces that 87 students earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional performance on AP Exams. The College Board’s AP program provides willing 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. About 18% of the more than 1.9 million students worldwide who took AP exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.
Out of the 352 total juniors and seniors in the 2011-2012 school year, 192 (54%) of the students completed 436 AP exams in 17 subject areas.
92% of the total AP exam scores were a score of 3 or higher.
87 Ursuline students earned an AP Scholar Award.
3 Ursuline students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of 4 or higher on a five - point scale on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
34 Ursuline students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of a 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
18 Ursuline students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least a 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
35 Ursuline students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams with scores of 3 or higher.
"We are very proud of the recognition our students have earned by their outstanding performances on the AP Exams. It is further evidence of the hard work of our students, the dedication of our faculty and the strength of our academic program. We are also pleased that so many of our students are able to earn college credit through their success in our AP program," said Principal Thomas Barhorst.