We had a record 96 AP exams taken at PACA with an incredible pass rate of 73%(for scores of 3 or above),which is well above national norm. 70 of our students received a 3 or above on the exams! We also had the following number of students who received special AP recognition:
10 AP Scholars – granted to students who receive scores of 3 or above on three or more AP Exams.
6 AP Scholars with Honor - Granted to students who receive 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.
4 AP Scholars with Distinction - Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
1 AP International Diploma - Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on five or more AP Exams in three or more subject areas.
We are very grateful to God for the gifted students He has brought to our campus that desire to expand their educational experience by taking AP Courses. We are also blessed to have such dedicated teachers that invest their time and energy preparing our students.Special thank youto last year’s AP teachers: Mr. Zuercher, Dr. Dewey, Mr. Rast (Class of 1988), Professora Leda, Mr. Clark (Class of 2008) and Mr. Davis (Class of 2008).
These results help the students stand out in the college admission’s process, develop college level skills and earn college credit. Advanced Placement classes show admissions officers that PACA students are ready for college-level work.
Our academic record is a major reason why we receive college visits at PACA. According to our Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Kuhnast (Class of 1987),we have received 60 college visits this semester. Colleges from the USA, Canada and Korea are interested in recruiting our students.
We thank you for praying over us and appreciate your continual prayers as we look to God to help us nurture and prepare young people, through quality education rooted in biblical truth, to impact their world through Christ.
Since 1960, PACA has served the local and international community of São Paulo as a Christian, American and Brazilian curriculum school. Our education integrates Biblical truth in all areas of instruction to guide the hearts and minds of our students and our academic program allows students to receive two diplomas, American and Brazilian, upon graduation which opens doors for them to study in the best universities in the USA, Brazil or throughout the world.