Ninety-one Bexley High School students have earned the AP Scholar designation given by the national College Board in recognition of their performance on the college-level Advanced Placement Program Exams administered in spring 2011.

Ninety-one Bexley High School students have earned the AP Scholar designation given by the national College Board in recognition of their performance on the college-level Advanced Placement Program Exams administered in spring 2011.

Two Bexley students - Margaret Flanigan, a 2010-11 junior, and Meredith Turk, a 2011 BHS graduate - are "National Scholars," with average grades of 4 on all exams taken and grades of 4 or better on eight or more exams over the course of their high school careers. The Advanced Placement (AP) exams are graded on a scale of 1-5.

Bexley's 35 AP Scholars earned a score of 3 or better on three or more AP exams. Twenty-two students were named "Scholars with Honor," with an average of 3.25 on all exams taken and grades of 3 or better on four or more of the exams. The "Scholars with Distinction," those scoring an average of 3.5 on all exams taken and 3 or better on five or more of the exams, was at 34 this year.

A total of 286 Bexley High School students were enrolled in AP courses last year of a total student body of 688. Those students took 553 exams with 76 percent earning score of 3 or higher. Despite slight declines in enrollment, the number of BHS students taking AP classes and the number scoring at levels most likely to earn college credit have steadily increased over the years since the school designated AP as its Best Practice.

Bexley 19 AP courses in a variety of content areas. These classes give students college preparatory experiences in a rigorous curriculum, with AP students showing a higher rate of college success.

College Counselor Stephanie Krosnosky completed a recent cost-benefit analysis regarding AP. It showed that, in 2011, the district spent $43,827 on AP tests, with students earning the following scores: 5,113; 4,155; 3,138. At an institution such as Ohio's Miami University, these scores translate into a total of 1,762 semester hours of credit. Using Miami's cost of $541.05/credit hour, the total amount of saved tuition dollars comes to nearly $1-million ($953,330).

Bexley students honored included:

AP Scholars: Rahel Adugna, James Allen, Alexandra Bishoff, Hannah Blau, Franklin Cain-Borgers, Jasmine Chen, Thomas Curran, Henry Dolin, Ryder Douglas, Abigail Fagin, Gabrielle Goldach, Chelsea Gordon, Jesse Groner, Christopher Hanes, Elizabeth Harriman, Emily Hart, Ruth Hay, Rebecca Hecht, Ava Keck, Madeleine Kelly, Jared Lucas, Molly Mangel, Charles Meszaros, Lindsay Meyer, Jacob Miller, Michael Miller, Julia Monsarratt, Jacqueline Morgan, Morgan Simmons, Ryan Solomon, Nathan Taylor, Ivy Tran, Evelyn Vaughan, Kendra Wilson and Isaac Wurmbrand.

AP Scholars with Honor: Abigail Arace, Anna Bauer, Sarah Dressel, Anna Fechtor, Caleb Fechtor, Aaron Gaba, Thomas Gundy, Isaac Hecker, Zachary Hollingsworth, Zachary Humphrey, Nathan James, Sirrus Lawson-Bourne, Xinjie Li, Meredith Margulies, Matt O'Hern, Aaron Pelz, Alec Robins, Jackson Roecker, Rebecca Sigal, Samantha Urell, Elisif Winters and Spencer Wolverton.

AP Scholars with Distinction: Dorit Adams, Zoe Beaumier, Abigail Boyle, Max Charles, Christopher Crane, Victoria Delap, J Espinosa-Smith, William Farrar, Margaret Flanigan, Amy Fox, Spencer Fries, Laura Gardner, Leah Goldstein, Alexander Hutchison, Kathleen Kirker, Alexander Lange, Max Lee, Matthew Ma, Joseph Macklin, Rachel Marshner, Samuel Meizlish, Sarah Motter, Caitlin Peet, Neal Pohlman, Evan Porter, Anna Reman, Seth Ringel, Jaclyn Serpico, Evan Soll, Joan Spicer, Georgia Sutter, Meredith Turk, Allison Yee and Diane Zanner.