For the 12th year in a row, Osseo Area Schools celebrated a record number of students (279) who earned the AP Scholar recognition from the College Board, based on Advanced Placement (AP) exams taken during the 2018-19 school year.
Every year, the College Board recognizes high levels of achievement on AP exams. All three comprehensive high schools in the district offer AP classes; Park Center Senior High offers both AP and college-level International Baccalaureate classes.
The district’s comprehensive high schools reported a combined total of:
- 153 AP Scholars - must earn a score of 3 or more on three or more AP exams.
- 57 AP Scholars with Honor - must earn an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more AP exams.
- 69 AP Scholars with Distinction - must earn an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more AP exams
Anna Chabica (class of 2020) and Brenna Saladin (class of 2019) earned the National AP Scholar award. The National AP Scholar award is the highest AP honor and is granted only to students who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
Justin Li (class of 2019) earned the AP International Diploma available to international students attending secondary schools outside the U.S. and to U.S. high school students applying to universities outside the country. To earn this diploma, students must earn a score of 3 or higher on 5 or more AP exams.