116 OUSD Students Receive Awards for “College-Level Achievement”

The College Board, the organization responsible for the SAT and Advanced Placement (AP) exams, has named 116 Oakland Unified students as “AP Scholars” in recognition of their exceptional results on the college-level test.

Just 18 percent of the 1.6 million students who sat for the AP exams earned this distinction, which gives students an advantage in the college admissions process and, at many institutions, college credit upon enrollment.

“We were thrilled to see that so many Oakland students are not only taking advantage of the rigorous college-level curriculum offered in Advanced Placement courses, but also demonstrating mastery of the material on the AP exams,” said OUSD Chief Academic Officer Brad Stam.”Fifty-three students from Skyline High School, 41 students from Oakland Technical High, 20 students  from Oakland High and one student each from College Prep and Architecture and from Mandela High  were named AP scholars. These students will receive an award certificate and may cite their AP Scholar  credentials on applications and resumes.