Stoney Creek High School Student Earned Perfect Score on AP Computer Science Exam

Rochester Community Schools celebrates Nathan Fenner, a 2014 graduate of Stoney Creek High School, for earning a perfect score on his Advanced Placement Computer Science exam in the spring 2014.

According to the College Board, Nathan is one of twelve students in the world to have earned every point possible on the May 2014 Advanced Placement Computer Science Exam, answering every multiple choice question correctly and earning full points on the free-response section of the exam.

“We are so proud of Nathan’s academic success,” said Stoney Creek Principal Dr. Cathryn Skedel. “This achievement is a great reflection of the quality education and dedication to excellence that is provided by our staff, specifically our AP Computer Science teacher, Erin Rodger.”

AP exams are reported on a 5-point scale, where 5 is equivalent to a grade of A in the corresponding college course. Nathan received the top score of 5.

According to the press release, when looking across approximately 4 million AP exams taken by 1.5 million U.S. public high school 11th and 12th grade students, the College Board revealed that a total of only 285 students worldwide earned every point possible on an AP exam in the spring 2014.

“AP courses and exams are college-level, and require hard work and focus on the part of students and their teachers,” said Trevor Packer, senior vice president of instruction at the College Board. “On behalf of the College Board, we congratulate the students and community members who make challenging coursework and focused practice a priority, and who motivate and encourage all students to capture their academic potential.”

The College Board disclosed that in 2014, more than 3,900 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, and/or consideration in the admission process, with many colleges and universities in the U.S. offering credit in one or more subjects for qualifying AP scores.

Nathan is currently studying computer programming at the University of Michigan and has an internship planned for this summer in San Francisco.


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