With the AP Scholar Awards, the AP Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through their performance on AP Exams.

Each award-winning student can view and print their certificate online at the Collegeboard website, and the award is acknowledged on any AP score report that is sent to colleges after the award has been granted.

  • AP Scholar Awards are added to students’ online score reports in the summer. If you earned an award, Collegeboard will┬ánotify you by email.
  • If you are a State AP Scholar, your printed award certificate is sent to your state’s superintendent of education for distribution.

For the 2018 AP Exams, Taft Charter High School had a total of 188 Scholars!!


AP Scholars
-Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.

AP Scholars with Honor-Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams are taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams

AP Scholars with Distinction-Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams are taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams

National AP Scholars Granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.


These are the names of our current students who achieved the above distinctions on the 2018 AP exams:

National AP Scholars:

Varya Fayner

Angelica Stuczynski

Emma Tavangari

AP Scholars with Distinction:

Daniel Algazi

Jacob Berkowitz

Alison Cabanday

Laurent Chang

Kamilah Cole

Varya Fayner

Jacob Friedman

Kia Khazani

Jessie Ostrove

Dylan Rashtizadeh

Daniel Shamtob

Stewart Shining

Jacob Simantob

Taryn Smythe

Angelica Stuczynski

Emma Tavangari

Alexander Tevonyan

Malia Tyler

Brandon Valafar

AP Scholars with Honor:

Kiyan Atrian

Hannah Basmajian

Harley Berman

Eunice Castro Rodrigue

Dante Corona

Daniela Figueroa

Kevin Golovaty

Jonah Henry

Michael Jordan

Madelyne Kaplansky

Natalie Kayanirad

Jacob Kleinman

Natalie Laurie

Rod Maknouri

Alexander Rotmensz

David Tahoor

Anna Theodosopoulos

AP Scholars:

Suha Ahmed

Mani Ansari

Destin Barker

Brandon Behjou

Monet Bernard

Bianca Biel

Ekaterina Bushmareva

Kayla Chalabi

Madeline Conroy

Amit Dhandi

Selena Dickson

Elizabeth Dolzhansky

Nicole Elbaz-Deckel

Satchel Fisher

Eliana Gelman

Sean Gholami

Michael Gilerman

Emily Glickman

Srishti Hazra

Drew Heilman

Alejandro Hernandez

Kiana Kade

Nima Khazani

David Kline

Charlotte Krone

Heekwon Lee

Tai Wen Lee

Axel Martinez

Maya Mendoza

Daniela Merlos

Chelsy Monje

Nicholas Nall

Victoria Platonova

Nicole Ramirez

Chase Roloff

Wyatt Sanchez

Supong Sanguanchua

Carson Schmitt

Jake Schneider

Noela Seung

Michael Thorne

Mixim Vassilenko

Joshua Weingart

Sofia Willis

Natalie Yun

Justin Zheng