Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Cameron got ink for high scores in exams in CT

Naugatuck student get high scores

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Naugatuck High School Principal Bill Collins said he know last year's seniors would do well on their Advanced Placement program exams.

He just didn't expect their scores would be as high as they are. "I'm proud of the kids, and I'm proud of the teachers," he said. "I'm very pleased. The kids have really taken it seriously."

Seniors who participate in the program take college-level courses and can generally receive college credit of they score a three or higher on the exam, said guidance counselor and program coordinator, Joseph DiStasio. The exams are graded on a scale of one to five.

Last year in Naugatuck, 92 seniors took 131 AP exams in biology, calculus, English, psychology and U.S. history.

In calculus, all 15 students who took the test scored a three or higher.

In English, 76 percent got 3,4 or 5. In history, 64 percent.

Cameron Palmer, a senior last year who currently attends Middlebury College in Vermont, qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award. he took all five exams and scored a five on all of them.