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Yunze Liao Named AP Scholar with Honor

October 3rd, 2018

South Kent School announces that the College Board has recognized one of our seniors as an AP Scholar with Honor, based on the May 2018 Advanced Placement (AP) testing that was held at the school.

Yunze Liao, Class of 2019, was recognized for his high achievement on multiple Advanced Placement tests. Yunze, also known as Ryan, is from Beijing, China. He has been a student at South Kent School for four years. To be identified as an AP Scholar with Honor, a student must have an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

Last school year, five AP classes were available at SKS and a total of 30 AP tests were administered. The school allows students to take AP tests if they are studying independently or taking a similar class.

The AP Scholar Awards are academic distinctions that students may cite among their credentials on applications, resumes, and so on. Students do not receive any monetary award from the College Board.


The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.

More than 3,600 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP

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