East Hamilton Student Achieves Perfect Score On Advanced Placement Computer Science Exam

Sunday, March 4, 2018
Joseph Azevedo with his teacher Mr. Kelman
Joseph Azevedo with his teacher Mr. Kelman
East Hamilton senior Joseph Azevedo already learned this summer that he was one of the latest Hurricanes programming students to earn a “5” on his AP Computer Science A exam. Recently, however, Joseph received word that he had performed, in the words of the College Board, a “remarkable” achievement: a perfect exam submission earning every point. He was one of only 112 students (0.2% of exam takers) across the globe to meet this mark.

“No AP teacher expects their student to earn a perfect score, but I was not shocked to learn that Joseph did,” said David Kelman, who runs the East Hamilton programming pathway and the campus VW eLab.
“Joseph works hard, is creative, collaborates and communicates well, pays attention to details, listens carefully to others, and focuses on learning rather than grades. That’s what we want out of our students as we push them to be the best young adults they can be.”

The College Board, in their letter stated: “This outstanding accomplishment is likely a direct reflection of the top quality education being offered at East Hamilton School. We applaud Joseph’s hard work and also the AP teacher responsible for engaging students and enabling them to excel in a college-level course.”

East Hamilton’s theme for 2018 is “something for everyone,” and Joseph’s achievements in the sciences, humanities, and technology epitomize the opportunities for learning that Hurricane students pursue year after year. These campus opportunities in many cases, especially in Advanced Placement STEM classes and technology pathways, are offered nowhere else in the system, and the East Hamilton family is proud to plant seeds of success in as many community children as we can.

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