Shrewsbury – A record number of 912 Advanced Placement (AP) exams were administered in May 2011 to a record number of 398 St. John's High School students. Additionally, a record number of 152 students were recognized as AP Scholars, AP Scholars with Honor, AP Scholars with Distinction, and/or AP National Scholars by the College Board for their outstanding performance on multiple AP exams.
St. John's High School offers 42 course sections of AP offerings in 24 different subject areas.
In 2007, St. John's received the Siemens Award for Advanced Placement® for leading the nation in AP participation and performance and its exceptional commitment to providing students opportunities to explore the AP program and the staff's dedication to ensuring student success.
The Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement recognizes teachers and high schools making significant strides in AP. One high school per state is selected in recognition of its commitment to students and leadership in AP participation and performance. Schools receive a grant awarded from the Siemens Foundation to be used to support math and science education.