Twenty-four students from Tustin High School have earned college credits for scoring high in the annual advanced placement tests administered by the College Board to high school students across the nation.
This year's examinations were conducted in May, and the Tustin High students placed among the top 12% of the 459,000 students who took the test, according to Principal Bob Boies.
The College Board recognizes three levels of achievement based on results on the tests: AP Scholar With Distinction, AP Scholar With Honor and AP Scholar. The tests, each consisting of multiple-choice answers and essays, cover 16 disciplines.
Peter Barnes, Yu-Jung Chen and Christina Park each scored 3.5 points out of a possible 5 in five or more disciplines and won AP Scholar With Distinction awards.
Seven other students scored an average of 3.25 in four or more AP disciplines and were named AP Scholars With Honor, while 14 students had grades of 3 or higher in three tests and were named AP Scholars.
Among the AP Scholars was Noah Margolis, a junior, who will be eligible to take the tests again next year.
About 1,300 colleges and universities award a year of credit to students who score a 3-point average or higher. The credit allows a student to take a lighter load as a college freshman or enroll in more advanced courses.