52 Students Earn AP Scholar Awards

52 Students Earn AP Scholar Awards

Oct 27, 2019


Row 1 - Emma Hovey, Olivia Bert, Olivia Vincent, Madison Foht, Kristin Boyler, Allison Kling, Kaitlyn Walter, Dylan Bonis
Row 2 - Brendan Scarlett, Mitchell Winterlin, Megan Greenley, Breanna Ver Meer, Greta Solbrig, Madison Temple, Jessica Mouw, Justin Hettlage
Row 3 - Logan De Lacy, Oskar Skogman, Aaron Roehr, Kyler Castro, Jason Jiang, Carson Mariman, Joseph Byrne, Peter Hurd

Bettendorf High School recently ranked #29 in the Iowa AP Index for the Top 50 Schools for 2017-2018 by the University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education, the 13th time it has achieved such an honor since the Belin-Blank Center began rating schools in 2005. In 2017-18, the school year in which AP data was used for the ranking, Bettendorf High School students took a total of 339 Advanced Placement Exams.

This past year, 52 Bettendorf High School students earned AP Scholar designation for their exceptional achievement on the Advanced Placement Exams.

BHS National AP Scholar Recipient: Logan Quick, Yash Singh

BHS Scholar with Distinction Recipients: Eleanor Abbott, Zoe Allert, Jordan Bayles, Sheldon Deng, Emma Doyle, Bryan Hurd, Jason Jiang, Hannah Luppen, Justin Nock, Logan Quick, Yash Singh, Kejing Weng, Mizuki Wittmer

BHS Scholar with Honors Recipients: Erin Anderson, Arash Asadi, Kyler Castro, Allison Kling, Ryan Longenecker, Patrick Markovich, Elizabeth Park, Sophia Pike, Mitchell Winterlin

BHS AP Scholars: Olivia Bert, Brianna Berthiaume, Dylan Bonis, Kristin Boyler, Joseph Byrne, Ty Callahan, Sarah Canfield, Logan DeLacy, Margaret Dixon, Madison Foht, Megan Greenley, Justin Hettlage, Emma Hovey, Peter Hurd, Melanie Klein, Carson Mariman, Jessica Mouw, Christian Myers, Aaron Roehr, Brendan Scarlett, Oskar Skogman, Greta Solbrig, Madison Temple, Paige Terronez, Hannah Uhrich, Breanna VerMeer, Olivia Vincent, Kaitlyn Walter

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 2018-2019, 75% 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 19 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, Studio Art, and World History.