East Graduate Earns Perfect Score on AP Exam

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High School East 2015 graduate Nicholas Pesce earned a perfect score on the Advanced Placement Computer Science A exam in May 2015.

Not only did Nicholas receive a top score of 5, he was one of only 67 students in the world to earn every possible point on the AP Computer Science exam. Across approximately 4.5 million AP exams taken by 2.5 million U.S. public high school students in 2015, only 322 students earned every point possible on an AP exam.

AP exams are based on a 5-point scale, where 5 is the equivalent of an A in the corresponding college course. “AP courses and exams are college-level and require hard work and focus on the part of students and their teachers,” said Trevor Parker, senior vice president of AP and instruction at the College Board. “On behalf of the College Board, we congratulate the students and community members who make challenging coursework and focused practice a priority, and who motivate and encourage all students to capture their academic potential.”

Nicholas is currently a freshman at the University of Maryland.