The College Board recently released the Advanced Placement (AP) School Scholar Roster, and it includes 33 Irving ISD students. Twenty-seven students were named AP Scholars with Distinction while three students earned AP Capstone Diplomas and another three earned AP Seminar and Research Certificates. 

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

“We proudly recognize the students who earned these honors through the College Board’s Advanced Placement program,” says Superintendent Magda Hernandez. “Our AP students and teachers showed extraordinary commitment while facing historic challenges. This is a meaningful college readiness program that will serve our students well after high school.”

According to the College Board, research shows AP students are better prepared for and more likely to enroll and remain in college, do well in classes and earn their degrees on time. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP Exams align with the high standards of higher education. 


AP Scholars with Distinction

The following students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher (on a scale of 1 to 5) on five or more of these exams. These students are:


  • Leviticus Hensley, senior
  • Madelyn Moore, senior


  • Reem Abbas, 2021 graduate
  • Ahmad Ahsen, senior
  • Aubrey Brown, junior
  • Emily Diaz, junior
  • Nancy Jimenez, 2021 graduate
  • Gloria Kim, 2021 graduate
  • Serra Marquez, 2021 graduate
  • Macie McKee, 2021 graduate
  • Aisha Mian, senior
  • Logan Nasky, senior
  • Jonathan Roman, senior
  • Paola Romero, junior
  • Nanzeebah Siddique, 2021 graduate
  • Saraswati Stocksdale, 2021 graduate
  • Mary Amy Nic Sumabon, junior
  • Ashley Suqui, senior
  • Amy Villela, senior


  • Melanie Chapman, 2021 graduate
  • Denise Rodriguez, senior


  • Amy John, junior
  • Jonathan Le, 2021 graduate
  • Gayda Mohamed, 2021 graduate
  • Samia Sadmin, junior
  • Zubiya Syeda, senior
  • Annaka Vasquez, senior


AP Capstone Diplomas

AP Capstone is an innovative diploma program that equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges. Three MacArthur High School students were granted the AP Capstone Diploma for earning scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing. These students are:

  • Aisha Mian, senior
  • Saylor Smith, senior
  • Karen Zavala, senior


AP Seminar and Research Certificate

Three MacArthur High School students were granted the AP Seminar and Research Certificate for earning scores of 3 or higher in both AP Seminar and AP Research. Unlike traditional AP subject exams with a single end-of-year assessment, AP Seminar and AP Research assessments are project based and evaluate mastery of skills through group projects, presentations, and individual essays completed throughout the year. Instead of focusing on one specific academic discipline, AP Seminar and AP Research are interdisciplinary: students are empowered to create research projects based on topics of personal interest and are assessed on the critical thinking, research, collaboration, time management, and presentation skills needed to complete their projects.

The students who earned AP Seminar and Research certificates are:

  • Laura Marquez, senior
  • Ana Moreno Flores, senior
  • Laura Raupp, senior


Congratulations to all of our scholars, on these incredible accomplishments!