MHS Announces 2015 Advanced Placement Scholars
On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, Milford High School (MHS) announced that 17 current students or recent graduates from MHS have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board. The honor recognizes their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement (AP) Exams. With 115 students taking 231 AP exams, the highest amount in the school’s history, Milford has one of the highest passing rates for AP testers in the State of Delaware. Milford High School is now also above the national average for AP performance as well.
The AP exams were held in May of 2014 after students completed the challenging, yearlong, college-level AP courses offered at RAHS. Exams are scored on a scale of 1–5 with 5 being the highest possible score. Three students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are Mathew Groce, Morgan Perry, and Hannah Uebele. Less than 3 percent of all graduating high school seniors achieve this honor. Four students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are Julien Benson-Reid, Corrine Bogan, Tyler Dehel, and Angela Gleysteen. Ten students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Examinations, with grades of 3 or higher. These students are Kayla Brennan, Elyssa Buczkowski, Angeliki, Kalesis, Garrett Robbins, Leigh Rosetti, Abigail Roxby, Thomas Saxon, Nicholas Sobota, Ashley Spruill, and Eric Velazquez.
According to MHS Assistant Principal Shawn Snyder, this past year MHS had 115 students take 231 AP exams. Their success, which exceeded the national average in its AP programs, was awarded a Bronze Medal from College Board, making it one of only two Southern Delaware schools to receive this prestigious recognition. Coupled with MHS’s college dual enrollment courses, students had an opportunity to complete over 800 college credits last year.
Milford High School has announced they will expand AP and honors programs for the 2015-16 school year. While MHS has offered a diverse array of AP choices over the past few years, students now have the opportunity to study AP European History in their tenth grade year. This course teaches students about the cultural, economic, political and social developments that have shaped today’s world through the study of European history from the year 1450 to present.
In addition to this new course, MHS has announced the return of several other AP courses for this school year including AP Physics I, AP Chemistry and AP Statistics, after a two year hiatus. In total, MHS now offers 11 AP courses throughout the sophomore, junior, and senior years. This means a Milford graduate can earn well over 30 college credits while attending Milford High School.
College credit opportunities are not just limited to AP coursework. Milford High School students also have access to Del-Tech dual enrollment courses in math and accounting. Each offers guaranteed college credit upon completion of these programs. For the first time in MHS history, Milford has partnered with Delaware Technical Community College to offer dual enrollment credit to all seniors enrolled in Probability and Statistics at Milford High School. Students who earn a 75 or higher will earn credit for MAT 120: Math for Behavioral Sciences at Delaware Technical Community College. This gives Milford students who decide to access the Delaware SEEDs Scholarship a head start on their college math requirements.
“The 2015-16 school year is set to be one of the most successful in MHS history,” said MHS Assistant Principal Shawn Snyder. “Never has there been more opportunity for students to be college and career ready.”