2017 I.B. and A. P. Results; Congratulations!

2017 I.B. A.P. Exam Results.

Congratulations to the Class of 2017, including the teachers and families that worked hard together at C.O. to continue the proud success of students who work towards the high goals of Honors, A.P. and the I.B. Diploma Program.

At Charter Oak we are dedicated to producing students who are academically prepared for learning beyond Charter Oak.  Scores are a good indication of our success and future challenges but they are not the end we work so hard towards.  In a few weeks students will return to C.O. or begin their college/career journey with the thinking and practical skills that have become standard practice within the I.B. and A.P. courses.  Congratulations to everyone – and especially those teachers who hold their breath during exams just like students do in nervousness – for more reasons to celebrate than merely numbers.

Here’s a few highlights:

The average score on an I.B. exam (4 needed to pass) was 4.85!

The total average score of the Diploma Candidates was 30!  (24 is needed, and remember, many U.C.s offer sophomore status to I.B. Diploma Candidates with a 30 or higher.)

With exception to our most difficult exams in Math and Science, all subjects have a pass rate higher than the minimum 4.

ENGLISH

I.B. English HL:  39 of the 43 students who completed the exam passed!  (91%)  Mrs. Shockey and Mrs. Wilcox deserved a huge thank you and congratulations.

I.B. English SL:  Congratulations to Mr. Higuera and his students.  All students passed! This means the SL English pass rate over the last 3 years is 90%!

SPANISH

I.B. Spanish:  Sra. Bernal and her students have been one of the most consistent areas of strength at C.O. and this year was no different.  All students passed the SL exam and 7 of 9 passed the HL exam.  The combined pass rate was 91%!

HISTORY

I.B. GLOBAL:  40 of 43 students passed Global!  (93%)

APUSH:  Mrs. Volpe and her students did wonderful in APUSH this year – one of the more challenging exams.  The average score was passing (3.1) and 26 students (almost half!) earned a 4 or 5!

Congratulations to Mr. D. and the first year students tested in AP Human Geography.  Over half the students passed and several of those passing grades were higher than the minimum 3.  This is large increase from the previous scores in the World History Course/Exam and means we’ve got a great future ahead of us.

MATH

Math Studies SL:  86% of the students passed.

AP Stats:  75% of the students passed and the average score was 3.5!

AP CALC AB:  50% of the students passed.

3 Students received scores of 5 on the I.B. Mathematics SL exam and J.C. Amistoso passed Math HL – arguably one of the most difficult exams within I.B.  (Congratulations Mrs. Plecas!)

ARTS and Individual Students

I.B. Art SL and HL:  All students but one in each level passed their exams.  After a curriculum change 2 years ago the pass rate has been 89%!

Congratulations to Ryan Martinez for passing I.B Theatre – and earning his Diploma!  He was one of a few bold students who took exams in subjects with only a few students.  Andrew Castillo and Oscar Arellano both passed AP Spanish, Sharon Lau passed I.B. French, and J.C.Amistoso passed our school’s first AP Computer Science exam!

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