Our motto – “College-bound from kindergarten, Christ-centered
for life” – anchors the way we attempt to challenge our students
and provide them with opportunities to thrive. One way we strive to reach
these goals is through rigorous academics, including our AP classes.
We are proud to announce that this year our students not only took the
highest number of AP exams ever administered at VCS (263), they also passed
the most tests in school history (195). “Passing” an AP exam
requires a score of 3 or above on a 5-point scale and results in earning
college credit at most institutions. The previous highs were 255 and 176
set in 2007 and 2011, respectively.
This year’s figures represent a 74-percent passing rate, second only
to 2011, when 76 percent passed this exceptionally challenging assessment.
Additionally, a school-record 2.2 tests were passed per senior, and a total
of 54 fives (highest score possible) were earned across the 14 different
college-level subjects tested (representing 21 percent of all scores).
These incredible achievements are a testament to our students’ hard
work and commitment as well as the skill and dedication of our teachers.
We are so proud of the students and faculty, and we commend each one of
them on a job well done.