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UISD High School Students Recognized as Advanced Placement Scholars

Posted Date: 12/06/2023

UISD High School Students Recognized as Advanced Placement Scholars

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. Last year, about 26 percent of the 2.9 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award. 


The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.


UISD is proud to announce that one hundred thirty-three (133) students from our District have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. 

One student earned the AP International Diploma (APID; a globally recognized certificate awarded to students who display exceptional achievement across a variety of disciplines. Available to international students attending secondary schools outside the U.S. and to U.S. high school students applying to universities outside the country, the APID certifies outstanding academic excellence with a global perspective. Mateo Hernandez from J. B. Alexander High School earned the APID certificate.  


Twenty-nine (29) 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. The students are Juan P. Ahumada, Sarah E. Arias, Matthew Chen, Samuel A. Del Bosque, Mateo Hernandez, Carolina Lopez, Fanjin Meng, Ishmael A. Mohammed, Katherine E. Neigh, Mariam B. Owrang, Hannah S. Vazquez, and Samuel Yang  from J.B. Alexander High School; Athena I. Aguilera, Emiliano D. Botello, John W. Bridges, Henry Dang, Ernesto R. Elguezabal, Mariana Gaitanos, Marlene M. Garcia, Guillermo Gonzalez, Emily G. Griessel, Jose F. Hernandez, Emiliano Maldonado, Marianna Resendez, and Alexandra Vazquez from United High School; Jocelyn Reyes from United South High School; Sebastian Avena, Jorge L. Cazares, and Jacob Salinas from L.B. Johnson High School; 


Twenty (20) students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. The students are Ciara A. Aguilera, Juanmario Barragan, Eric G. Garcia, Clarissa A. Gonzalez, Regina G. Guerra, and Camila A. Holguin from J. B. Alexander High School; Emmanuel Caracheo, Daniel Cardenas, Jose O. Cruz, Devin A. Garcia, Diego A. Garcia, Jake R. Garza, Vanessa Garza, Lisa X. Gomez, Juan F. Leal, Martin A. Llano, Oscar Reyes, Jose A. Sanchez, Kris A. Vazquez, and Rolando D. Vela from United High School. 

Eighty-four (84) students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of 3 or higher. The students are Luis F. Bonillas, Rosana Casellas, Andrew Castillo, Gianni Cisneros, Leonardo Colchado, Leonardo Colin, Alejandro M. Galvan, Paulina K. Garcia, Alexa F. Gonzalez, Cristina Grana, Alexandra B. Maddox, Maria Marroquin, Kaiyuan W. Nan, Victoria Nicolas, Andres Renteria, Carlos D. Rojas, Krisha S. Rupani, Andrea C. Sanchez, Victor J. Sanchez, Marisol Tello, and  Regina Tietzsch from J. B. Alexander High School; Diego J. Barberena, Pamala Barragan, Kassandra Batista, Kayla Bejar, Diego S. Briones, Itzel X. Cabrera, Gonzalo Castillo, Gema M. Chapa, Justo Cruz, Isabella B. De La Garza, Valerie N. Escotto, Cecilia Flores, Amanda N. Garcia, Roberto C. Garcia, Olivia J. Glass, Elijah E. Glassford, Carolina Gonzalez, Daniel D. Gonzalez, Sebastian Guajardo, Karol M. Guardiola, Aylil A. Gutierrez, Martin A. Hearn, Alejandro Hernandez Espinoza, Benjamin D. Hernandez, Daniela B. Hinojosa, Lindsay I. Leal, Diego S. Lopez, Jaime A. Lopez, Marcel A. Lozano, Israel Macias, Michael S. Mahaffy, Mauricio Maldonado, Adelaida Martinez, Viviana Martinez, Nadia I. Menchaca, Matthew I. Morin, Migdalia Munguia-Sosa, Alejandra Rodriguez, Alicia Rodriguez, Diego Rodriguez, Marc A. Rodriguez, Richard L. Shinn, Diego J. Solis, Anasofia Torres, Andres Torres, Seth M. Tunon,, Gabriela Valenzuela Soto, Maria F. Vasquez, Nayla E. Verastegui, Alexandra Villarreal, Julianna Villarreal, Breyanna M. Wilkinson, Adrian G. Zarate, and Valeria Z. Zarate from United High School; Jamie O. Coss, Luis E. Diaz, Jose A. Jimenez, Luis D. Martinez, Grace A. Rodriguez, Emilio Saucedo, Anna P. Segovia Rodriguez, and Ramiro Tijerina from L.B. Johnson High School; Xianna L. Ontiveros from United South High School. 


Through 38 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP Exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. More than 3,600 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP. 


The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.  -  Courtesy of The College Board


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