LAWRENCE — Thirty-nine graduates of the Class of 2012 at Central Catholic High School were named Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board’s AP Program in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the 2012 Advanced Placement Exams.
The Lawrence school offers AP courses in 21 subject areas. Ninety percent of the CCHS students who took the AP Exams achieved a score of “3” or better; 68 percent achieved a score of “4” or better, and 35 percent earned the maximum score of “5”. Central Catholic’s 2012 grads significantly outpaced the national and Massachusetts scores on AP exam results. There were 142 students who participated in the AP program, taking 292 AP Exams in May 2012.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides motivated and academically talented students with the opportunity to take rigorous college level courses while still in high school and earn college credit, advanced placement or both, for successful performance on the AP National Exams.
The College Board recognizes three levels of superior achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.
AP Scholar with Distinction (Scores of 3.5 or higher on 5 or more AP Exams):
Michelle Abou-Raad, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abou Abou-Raad, Methuen and now attends Boston University; Lillian Cryan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cryan, Haverhill and now attends Towson University, Md.; Jeffrey Donahue, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Donahue, North Andover and now attends George Washington University, D.C.; Katherine Eisenberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Eisenberg, North Andover and now attends Tufts University; Jeremy Fague, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Fague, Andover and now attends Fordham University; Matthew Fenlon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fenlon, Haverhill and now attends Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Nicholas Golden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Golden, Haverhill and now attends Tufts University; Benjamin Lauer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Lauer, Tewksbury and now attends Boston College; Sarah Lynch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lynch, Andover and now attends The University of Pennsylvania; Brianna MacGregor, daughter of Ms. Susan MacGregor, Haverhill and now attends Harvard University; Sean Murphy, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Murphy, Atkinson, N.H. and now attends Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Carolina Santos, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Santos, Lawrence and now attends Assumption College; Tyler Stein, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stein, Tewksbury and now attends Providence College; and Andrew Ton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chuong Ton, Methuen and now attends American University, D.C.