For the 10th year in a row, Osseo Area Schools had a record number of students earn AP Scholar recognition from the College Board, based on Advanced Placement (AP) exams taken during the 2016-17 school year.
Every year, the College Board recognizes high levels of achievement on AP exams. All three comprehensive high schools in District 279 offer AP classes; Park Center Senior High offers both AP and college-level International Baccalaureate classes.
Allan Khankari, Kevin Nguyen, Alyssa Risch and Sikai Yang from Maple Grove Senior High (class of 2017) and Jack Ewing from Osseo Senior High (class of 2017) earned the National AP Scholar designation. The National AP Scholar award is the highest AP honor and is granted only to students who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
Our three comprehensive high schools, Maple Grove, Osseo and Park Center, had a combined total of:
- 103 AP Scholars - must earn a score of 3 or more on three or more AP exams.
- 38 AP Scholars with Honor - must earn an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more AP exams.
- 41 AP Scholars with Distinction - must earn an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more AP exams.
Many post-secondary schools will provide college credit for AP scores of 3 or higher, depending on the subject and institution. This can save students money in post-secondary tuition and offer more room in their schedules to explore different classes, pursue a minor or even a double major.