BHS Ranks 25th in the State of Iowa - 57 Students Earn AP Scholar Awards

BHS Ranks 25th in the State of Iowa - 57 Students Earn AP Scholar Awards

Dec 05, 2018

BHS 2018 AP Recognition students

Current BHS students selected as AP Scholars
Row 1 - Erin Anderson, Mizuki Wittmer, Isabella Valdivia, Jordan Bayles, Minori Peters, Jacob Nelson
Row 2 - Alicia Garcia, Emma Doyle, Katherine Bradley, Sheldon Deng, Nathan Baughman, Arash Asadi
Row 3 - Justin Nock, Bryan Hurd, Logan Quick, Jonathan Berg, Yash Singh, Karsten Martin
Not pictured - Chloe Johnson

Bettendorf High School recently ranked #25 in the Iowa AP Index for the Top 50 Schools for 2016-2017 by the University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education, the 12th time it has achieved such an honor since the Belin-Blank Center began rating schools in 2005. In 2016-17, the school year in which AP data was used for the ranking, Bettendorf High School students took a total of 394 Advanced Placement Exams.

This past year, 57 Bettendorf High School students earned AP Scholar designation for their exceptional achievement on the Advanced Placement Exams.

BHS National AP Scholar Recipient: Roger Wittmer

BHS Scholar with Distinction Recipients: Emma Aanestad, Lilli Ambort, Mason Chin, Andrew Del Vecchio, Adam Edwards, Holly Harrington, Maxwell Herrmann, Jillian Schenck, Zachary Silver, Yash Singh, Luke Soko, Lita Solbrig, Joshua Turner, Austin Wang, Mizuki Wittmer, Roger Wittmer

BHS Scholar with Honors Recipients: Jacob Corzette, Lance DeLacy, Sheldon Deng, Ryan Fleming, Leticia Francisco, Bryan Hurd, Chloe Johnson, Logan Quick

BHS AP Scholars: Hazel Ambort, Erin Anderson, Mary Grace Armbrust, Arash Asadi, Nathan Baughman, Jordan Bayles, Jonathan Berg, Katherine Bradley, Kaitlyn Burkamper, John Cavins, Emma Doyle, Shoaib Farooqui, Alicia Garcia, Alysa Goethe, Erin Hatch, Morgan Hoffman, Benjamin Luppen, Karsten Martin, Grace McGee, Nijel Mcintosh, Shannon Micklewright, Jacob Nelson, Justin Nock, Kelsie Norris, Justine Pearson, Minori Peters, Jackson Stamper, Benjamin Tinsman, Emily Tyra, Isabella Valdivia, Lucas Whitesides, Tessa Wright, Logan Zweifel

The College Board AP Program provides motivated and academically prepared students the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school and earn college credit and/or advanced placement for successful performance on the AP Exams.

The AP was developed by the College Board and is one of the most successful and respected academic programs in the nation.The exams provide a uniform standard of academic accomplishment across geography, economic status, ethnicity, and school size. AP examinations cover 37 subject areas and each is scored on a scale of 1-5, with 5 considered top-level work (a grade equivalent of an "A") in a corresponding college course.A score of 3 or better is often accepted for either college credit or placement. In 2017-2018, 79% of the AP students from Bettendorf High School scored a 3 or higher.

“There are numerous students who take several exams throughout their high school career."Advanced Placement courses are college level materials that challenge students in terms of rigor and academic tenacity." said Principal Joy Kelly. "We are immensely proud of these recognized students and their teachers who prepared them for this level of excellence."

AP courses available to Bettendorf High School students have also steadily increased over the last couple years.Currently, students can choose from 18 AP courses at BHS including: American Government, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English Literature and Composition, European History, Human Geography, French, German, Music Theory, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, and Studio Art.