September 22, 2016

With the beginning of the school year comes new course work, new learning opportunities and for many students, the chance to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses. CBA currently offers over 20 different AP courses for upperclassmen students.

For the 2015-16 AP exam results published last month, the merits of the Academy’s curriculum were once again on display as Academy students scored above the national average in many of the AP exams that were administered.

AP exams are college-level tests administered by The College Board, the makers of the SAT. AP exams enable high school students to earn college credit and receive advanced placement at many colleges and universities nationwide and in 60 countries. AP exams are scored from 1-5 (5 being the highest).
Last spring, a total of 547 AP exams were administered to 241 total students across 22 different AP courses in the 2015-16 school year. Academy students earned scores of 3 or better on 78% of these exams. This percent of success was greater than both the state (71%) and national (60%) averages. When we consider the number of students earning top scores (4 or 5) on these exams, CBA students outperformed the national average on 11 separate AP exams.
Additionally, 87 students in 2015-2016 were named as AP Scholars, including 5 graduating seniors who were named National AP Scholars–Matthew Baldes (Rutgers), Luke Drennan (Northeastern), Brendan Galvin (Princeton), Christopher Mulvaney (Cornell), and Richard Stefanik (Notre Dame).
  • 38 students were named AP Scholars by receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more exams.
  • 14 students were named AP Scholars with Honor by receiving an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
  • 35 students were named AP Scholars with Distinction by receiving an average score of at least 3.50 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
  • 5 of our graduating seniors were named National AP Scholars, receiving an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
The entire Christian Brothers Academy faculty and administration are very proud of the exemplary academic success of our AP students in 2015-2016, and hope that the AP students of 2016-2017 continue to raise this high standard this year.

To learn more about the CBA’s Advanced Placement course offerings, visit our upcoming Open House onSunday, October 2nd from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
About Christian Brothers Academy:
Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) is a private, Catholic, academic preparatory school for boys located in Lincroft, New Jersey. Founded in 1959 and taught in the Lasallian tradition, CBA is dedicated to helping students become intellectually mature and morally responsible leaders for society. Through the combined efforts of the Office of Advancement and friends of the Academy, CBA awards over $1.3 million in scholarships and financial aid to current students. Experience the Academy