Here’s some happy news for your Thanksgiving week: 116 Oakland public high school students have been named “AP Scholars.”
That means they have earned a score of 3 or better (out of 5) on three Advanced Placement exams. Only 18 percent of the 1.6 million AP test-takers nationwide can claim that distinction, according to the College Board (via OUSD release).
Here are the number of AP Scholars at each high school:
Skyline – 53
Oakland Tech – 41
Oakland High – 20
College Prep and Architecture Academy (Fremont) – 1
Mandela High School – 1
Congratulations to the students and the teachers involved! Those exams are no joke. Well, I studied pretty darn hard for them, all of those years ago, and I doubt they’ve gotten easier.