Current BHS students selected as AP Scholars
Row 1 – Mizuki Wittmer, Samantha Biermann, Jillian Schenck, Mason Chin, Lucas Whitesides, Keven Lin, Emily Tyra and Joshua Turner
Row 2 - Hazel Ambort, Trinity Borland, Leticia Francisco, Roger Wittmer, Austin Wang, Lilli Ambort and Gabriel Stevens
Row 3 - Yash Singh, Maxwell Herrmann, Holly Harrington, Shannon Micklewright, Adam Edwards and Jacob Corzette
Row 4 - Emma Aanestad, Lita Solbrig, Caroline Baer, Peter Bauer, Zachary Silver, Joseph Parker and Andrew Del VecchioNot Pictured - Luke Soko
Bettendorf High School recently ranked #27 in the Iowa AP Index for the Top 50 Schools for 2015-2016 by the University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education, the 11th time it has achieved such an honor since the Belin-Blank Center began rating schools in 2005. In 2015-16, the school year in which AP data was used for the ranking, Bettendorf High School students took a total of 370 Advanced Placement Exams.
This past year, 68 Bettendorf High School students earned AP Scholar designation for their exceptional achievement on the Advanced Placement Exams.
BHS National AP Scholar Recipient: Joseph Frommelt
BHS Scholar with Distinction Recipients: Michael Baer, Alexis Behrens, Kathleen Byrne, Kiana Castro, Andrew Del Vecchio, Joseph Frommelt, Olivia Gasper, Travis Hazelett, Donovan Klutho, Julia Krist, Kaylin Kuhn, Robert Norwood, Bridget Quesnell, Peter Sakalosky, Molly Seybert, Damaris Stroker, Dillon Tabares, Roger Wittmer
BHS Scholar with Honors Recipients: Emma Aanestad, Lilli Ambort, Samantha Biermann, Hannah Borgh, Trinity Borland, Adam Edwards, Holly Harrington, Maxwell Herrmann, Marianna Hurd, Lucas Keller, Madison Kling, Isabelle Kussatz, Keven Lin, Jacob Luallen, Shannon Micklewright, Joseph Parker, Jillian Schenck, Samuel Snow, Lita Solbrig, Joshua Turner, Austin Wang
BHS AP Scholars: Hazel Ambort, Caroline Baer, Peter Bauer, Nicole Blaum, Donato Callahan, Mason Chin, Jacob Corzette, Alycia Damani-Ladha, Alexander Eitrheim, Leticia Francisco, Samuel Frantz, Madison Hornbuckle, Joshua Karnavas, Ceara Larson, Zachary McDaniel, Andrej Peng, Zachary Silver, Yash Singh, Luke Soko, Gabriel Stevens, Emma Stevenson, Emma Sunderman, Emily Tyra, Alex Vanausdeln, Gabrielle VanderVinne, Andrew Whiteman, Lucas Whitesides, Nicholas Wilkins, Mizuki Wittmer
The College Board AP Program provides motivated and academically prepared students the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school and earn college credit and/or advanced placement for successful performance on the AP Exams.
The AP was developed by the College Board and is one of the most successful and respected academic programs in the nation. The exams provide a uniform standard of academic accomplishment across geography, economic status, ethnicity, and school size. AP examinations cover 37 subject areas and each is scored on a scale of 1-5, with 5 considered top-level work (a grade equivalent of an "A") in a corresponding college course. A score of 3 or better is often accepted for either college credit or placement. In 2016-2017, 70% of the AP students from Bettendorf High School scored a 3 or higher.
“There are numerous students who take several exams throughout their high school career. "Advanced Placement courses are college-level materials that challenge students in terms of rigor and academic tenacity." said Principal Joy Kelly. "We are immensely proud of these recognized students and their teachers who prepared them for this level of excellence."
AP courses available to Bettendorf High School students have also steadily increased over the last couple years. Currently, students can choose from 17 AP courses at BHS including: American Government, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Economics, English, European History, Human Geography, French, German, Music Theory, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, and Studio Art.