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Cadets Excel on Advanced Placement Tests

Of the Missouri Military Academy students who took Advanced Placement (AP) exams this year, more than half achieved scores of 3 or above (out of 5 possible), qualifying them to earn college credit at the high school level.

A score of 3 and above indicates college-level achievement, according to College Board, the national organization that administers the exams.  Students prepared for the Advanced Placement exams by taking rigorous AP courses and extra study sessions taught by their teachers. Missouri Military Academy offers nine AP courses.

LTC Frank Giuseffi, MMA’s Dean of Academics, says these excellent scores reflect a trend:  “Ever since our implementation of the Advanced Placement program several years ago, we have been steadily improving the percentage of students earning outstanding scores.  We are very proud of the cadets who did so well on the exams.”

Every MMA student who took the Advanced Placement Macroeconomics and Calculus exams scored at least a 3 out of possible 5. College Board determines a score of three as “qualified” to receive college credit. Scores of 4 and 5 are determined as “well qualified” and “extremely well qualified,” respectively.

Of the Missouri Military Academy students who took Advanced Placement (AP) exams this year, more than half achieved scores of 3 or above (out of 5 possible), qualifying them to earn college credit at the high school level.

A score of 3 and above indicates college-level achievement, according to College Board, the national organization that administers the exams.  Students prepared for the Advanced Placement exams by taking rigorous AP courses and extra study sessions taught by their teachers. Missouri Military Academy offers nine AP courses.

LTC Frank Giuseffi, MMA’s Dean of Academics, says these excellent scores reflect a trend:  “Ever since our implementation of the Advanced Placement program several years ago, we have been steadily improving the percentage of students earning outstanding scores.  We are very proud of the cadets who did so well on the exams.”

Every MMA student who took the Advanced Placement Macroeconomics and Calculus exams scored at least a 3 out of possible 5. College Board determines a score of three as “qualified” to receive college credit. Scores of 4 and 5 are determined as “well qualified” and “extremely well qualified,” respectively.

Top scores:

Nischal Khanal ’13 of Mexico, Mo., the son of MMA Math and Physics teacher Ananta Khanal, earned 5s on the Advanced Placement Chemistry and Calculus exams. Calvin Heintz ’12, also of Mexico, earned a 5 on the Calculus exam.

EJ Chung of Gangnom-gu, Seoul, South Korea, and Wenhong Lin ’11, of Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, each attained a score of 5 on Calculus exams. Students Junhyeok Lee ’11 of Namgu, Kwangjusi, South Korea and Ziqing Zeng ’12 of Shenzhen, Guangdong, China scored 4 out of a possible 5 on Physics exams.

The students who took the AP Macroeconomics test earned scores in the 3-5 range: EJ Chung ’12Jose Guttierez ’11 of Chula Vista, Calif., Martin Michael of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., Matt Reindel ’11 of Clive, Iowa and Alan Ramos ’11 of Austin, Texas.

“I was very impressed by how serious and focused the cadets were on test day,” said MMA’s Advanced Placement Coordinator MAJ Mike Pemberton.  “It was a great showing of our boys’ academic talents.”

For more information about the Advanced Placement program at MMA, contact LTC Giuseffi at 573.581.1773.


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