The College Board has recognized 68 Deer Park High School students as AP Scholars for 2013, an increase of 14 since last year. Their average score on the Advanced Placement exams was 3.22. AP courses, which earn college credit for high school students, are graded on a scale of 1 to 5, with a score of 3 or above qualifying students for college course credit.

Several levels of AP Scholar Awards are presented by the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program, honoring outstanding students who demonstrate college-level achievement through their AP courses and exams. Each of the 68 honorees received an award certificate, and their achievements will be noted in AP score reports sent to prospective colleges.

Deer Park boasted a total of 17 AP Scholars with Distinction. This category is reserved for students who received an average score of at least 3.5 on their AP exams and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

The school can also take pride in its nine AP Scholars with Honor, who received an average score of at least 3.5 on all of their AP exams and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of those exams; and 42 AP Scholars, who received scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.