Alex Chen '23 Earns a Rare “Perfect” Score on Advanced Placement Exam

Archmere Academy celebrates senior Alexander Chen for earning a perfect score on a college-level Advanced Placement (AP) Exam, taken last spring.  Alex’s performance on the AP English Language and Composition Exam in May 2022 was so superior that it falls into a rather select category.
Alexander not only received the top score of 5, but was also one of only 22 students in the world to earn every point possible on the AP English Language and Composition Exam, receiving the maximum score on each portion of the exam. More students take the AP English Language and Composition exam than any other Advanced Placement Exam. This year, over 523,000 students tested.
Alex’s outstanding accomplishment is a direct reflection of the top-quality education being offered at Archmere Academy. The College Board “applauds Alexander's hard work and the AP teacher responsible for engaging students and enabling them to excel in a college-level course.” Alex was taught by Archmere Advanced Placement English Language and British Literature teacher, Mr. Stephen Klinge. 
“AP courses and exams are college-level, requiring great focus and persistence among participating students,” said Trevor Packer, head of the Advanced Placement Program. “We applaud the educators who encourage students to challenge themselves, who motivate and encourage diverse students to achieve their academic potential.” 
The Advanced Placement Program is committed to ensuring that students have access to the opportunities they have earned. Students who succeed in AP are not only more likely to succeed in college, but have the chance to save a significant amount of time and money by earning college credit or placement.
Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.