Education

West Orange High School Advanced Placement Recognition Ceremony Held

1f3f0d552a9bf02b1a49_unnamed__39_.jpg
980895577d1fda163efa_unnamed__40_.jpg
9b6522c5c65d3cb879ee_unnamed__38_.jpg
0aa098824162e2c7cf45_unnamed__37_.jpg
d49eb948cf1b187896d1_unnamed__36_.jpg
1f3f0d552a9bf02b1a49_unnamed__39_.jpg

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Library Media Center at West Orange High School was filled with students, parents, teachers and administrators on May 26 to recognize the accomplishments of Advanced Placement students. 

The Advanced Placement program at WOHS offers juniors and seniors the rigorous academic challenges of a first-year college course, as well as the opportunity to take the AP Placement Exam in May. Students receiving scores of three, four, or five on an exam may be able to receive credit upon entering college. Current courses offered include: foreign languages, several mathematics, English, sciences, history and Music and Art. 

Assistant Principal Dr. Kimberly Mancarella said, “We continue to increase our percentage of AP students who score three and above. Over the past three years, we advanced from 74 percent scoring three or above, to 81 percent scoring three or above. In 2013, 313 AP students took 569 AP exams. In 2014, 350 AP students took 682 AP exams.”

Sign Up for E-News

She added, “West Orange High School consistently scores above state and national averages in AP testing. In 2014, 81.1 percent of our students scored a three or above, while the New Jersey average was 74.2 percent and the national average was 61.3 percent.”

The students recognized represented seniors who had taken AP tests in 2014, and 2014 graduates. AP test scores are not released until July, so this year’s grades will count for next year. 

The WOHS administration created a special Recognition for Outstanding Performance Award for students achieving a five, the highest score that can be achieved on an AP exam. 

College Board AP Scholars were recognized next. Students must receive scores of three or more on three or more AP Exams. AP Scholars with Honor must receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and a score of three or higher on four of more of the exams. AP Scholars with Distinction must receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of three or higher on five or more of the exams. Finally, National AP Scholars were recognized, who received an average of at least four on all AP exams taken and scores of four or higher on eight or more of these exams. 

Superintendent Jeff Rutzky addressed the students, congratulating them for their hard work and efforts, as well as the parents.

“You make us proud,” said Rutzky, “and I would like to say thank you to your parents, who have supported all your efforts and accomplishments.” 

The name of each student recognized appears on a plaque outside the Conforti Office, where they will remain for many years to come.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

West Orange

Free Flavors Soft Serve Ice Cream (Jr. Cup or Cone) With Coupon

May 23, 2018

Fairfield, NJ - Flavors Homemade Ice Cream is offering a FREE soft serve ice cream (jr. cup or cone) when you spend $10 or more with coupon.

Flavors Homemade Is located at 653 Rt 46 West (1.98 mi) in Fairfield, New Jersey 07004 next to Jose Tejas.

*Homemade Ice Cream

*Italian Ice

*Gelato 

*Fresh waffles 

*ice ...

Evolve Cycle And Fitness Presale Happening Now!

CALDWELL, NJ - Evolve Cycle and Fitness is now offering 10 classes for only $90. That’s only $9 a class when you purchase before its official Grand Opening on Friday, June 1, 2018. 

Only two weeks left to take advantage of this limited time offer! Call Martha at 973-979-5919 or click here to sign up.

Evolve Cycle and Fitness is a Premier Fitness Boutique ...

Montclair HS Student Reported Sexual Assault in All-Gender Bathroom, Officials Say

May 17, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - According to published reports on Wednesday, Montclair Police officials are investigating allegations of sexual assault reported to have occurred in a bathroom at Montclair High School.

Montclair police officials state that officers received a report about an incident at the high school of a sexual nature that occurred around 3:18 p.m. on Monday. The ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_ca99dbbe4665a685b474_screen_shot_2018-05-22_at_9.15.03_pm

Mon, May 28, 10:00 AM

Township Hall, West Orange

2018 Memorial Day Observance

Community Calendar

Carousel_image_3dd755d9dc476b5f4dc3_unnamed__4_

Mon, May 28, 8:00 PM

West Orange High School, West Orange

Board of Education Meeting

Community Calendar Education

Carousel_image_28c899d8572458eda4f7_mini_magick20180422-110109-8dtxfl

Tue, May 29

Essex County

Primary – Vote by Mail deadline

Clarifying Points Made in Article About WOHS Air Quality Issues

May 14, 2018

Dear Editor, 

I am the advisor to West Orange High School's student newspaper, The Pioneer. My Editor-in-Chief, Anna Favetta, is the student who researched the topic and wrote the article bringing this issue to light. She worked on the article for 4 months before she had adequate and proper information for it to go to print. 

An article on the BOE presentation of the ...

What It Means to Me - A Baseball Story

We are all in amazement of the dedication and talent of our young West Orange athletes. One of the goals of our youth sports programs is to develop our players so they are ready for high school and are prepared for success at that next level of play. Throughout the course of the year we will be featuring some of our talented young athletes and coaches. This week we have the perspective of ...

West Orange On Three!

The spring season is in full swing, and we are excited to debut this new column focusing on all things youth sports!  We thought we would kick things off with an overview of the programs West Orange has to offer, and then go behind the scenes to see what makes youth sports tick.

West Orange Police Athletic League (PAL) and Mountain Top League (MTL), together with the West Orange ...

Summer 2018 Events at the West Orange Public Library

May 15, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Beginning in June, the West Orange Public Library will offer the following events for area residents of all ages:

Dinosaurs’ Rock!                                             

Monday, June 11, 4:00 p.m.

Field Station Dinosaur visits with the ...

10-Year-Old Cancer Patient Receives Donation from Randolph Hockey Family

May 21, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ — While the inter-town hockey battles on the ice between Randolph and Roxbury are fierce at every age level, when it comes to real-life battles off the ice, there is no hesitation to offer help to their neighbor.

Such is the case with a recent gesture of unity and support from the members of the Randolph varsity hockey team, when they came together to ...

A Royal Pain

I went to a big wedding over the weekend.  It was in England.

I like to think I was invited, but according to the Royal Guards and the Thames Valley Police I was not.  But more about that later.

You see, not too long ago I received an evite addressed to me from H&M@royalwedbot.co.uk.  Curiously, it was in my spam folder with a warning message. For an evite it was pretty ...

'Turning Off the Morning News' brings comic twist

‘Turning Off the Morning News’ tackles today’s issues with a comic twist

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, N J – Despite the late night comics, no one quite captures the insanity of the political/social status world like Christopher Durang.

His latest play, “Turning off the Morning News” hit the ground running.  John Pankow as Jimmy addresses the audience, ...

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Sustains Timeless Appeal

SUMMIT, NJ – The Summit Playhouse provides a stellar production of a much loved classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

The Harper Lee novel, later a Gregory Peck film and now a stage production, retains all the warmth, intensity and integrity that made it such an appealing hit in the 1960s. And there will be a new production on Broadway in December with a script by Aaron Sorkin ...