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AP National Scholars Program

8 APs by 11th Grade (3 year program)

Our AP National Scholars Program is one of our most popular Academic programs for 9th 10th & 11th graders. This 3 year program is designed to train our gifted high school students to finish 8 APs, by 11th grade. Students who scored 4 or 5 in our AP National Scholars Program will receive the most distinguished AP National Scholar award in either 11th grade or 12th grade. In addition, graduates will also have accumulated one to two year of actual college credits by the time they finish high school (*actual credit varies depending on the college students attend). Students will demonstrate while in high school that they are college ready by taking the most challenged AP courses early. This program is designed to transition our students to go beyond APs.

We understand that not all top students are interested in Olympiad competitions. Many of our AP National Scholars Programs graduate do not participate in Olympiad program get into Top 20 universities in the Nation, including Stanford, MIT, and Harvard College.

The benefits of this program include:

  1. Students can enroll in College level courses in 12th grade, taking first year college courses in Math, second year college courses in Science. Students will have taken all educational opportunities available to them at high school level, further demonstrate their college readiness.
  2. Students will have AP foundation in Biology & Chemistry by 10th grade to participate in Clinical research, Laboratory research at UC Cal state universities. Research applications are extremely competitive with limited spaces requiring academic scores and prior knowledge and experience in college level science.
  3. All high school students take similar APs. Our program is designed to facilitate our students to take these APs earlier and score them better than other students. Our students have unique academic profiles in college admission, graduating with maximum number of College level/AP/IB courses. They also demonstrates continued interested in one or two academic fields by joining research and competitions the following year.

9th Grade: One or Two AP courses

AP Human Geography: Mr. Knox is our elite instructor who has been at Walnut High School for over 16 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Masters Degrees in Geography. He has been an AP reader for 7 years and counting. Each year, over 50 students receive 5s. With 100% passing rate, he instills knowledge and academic excellence in our 9th graders.

AP Biology: Mr. Daniel has been teaching AP since 1998. With 98% of his students receiving 4 or 5, he tackles the hardest scoring AP Biology with a unique approach. Students will learn from his college level style lectures and learn to think and write critically with drilling AP review sessions. He believes that the best way to set a proper tone college is by beginning 9th grade with hard work, discipline and AP Biology. Mr. Daniel also periodically take actual SAT and AP exams and is known for his unparalleled accuracy in question predictions.

AP Physics 1: Mr. Rubink, our Cal-tech graduate elite instructor in high level Math, AIME competition & Science. Mr. Glen has 9 years of experience and counting in various level math, higher level calculus and AP science. Mr. Daniel also teaches AP physics 1.

10th Grade: Two or Three AP courses

AP European History: Mr. Almer Davis has over 28 years of experience in SAT, AP and history instruction. He has taught thousands of students with former students in renowned universities and is a walking dictionary.

AP Calculus AB/BC: Ms. Sui, College Associate professor with over 14 years of experience and counting. She holds two Master degrees in Mathematics. She is best of the best instructors out there. Mr. Patel has been teaching Mathematics since 2003. He is one of our all-time favorite instructors and has great success with students from all math levels.

AP English Composition: Our 10th graders take AP composition and learn the writing and grammar skills in expository, persuasive and analytical writing. Dr. Lillie is our Master Instructor in Writing and grammar. He is an active writer & publisher with a MD degree in medicine. Mr. Almer Davis also teaches all levels of English.

AP Chemistry: Mr. Daniel specializes in teaching AP chemistry to first year learners. With 15+ years of experience in AP chemistry and a different approach to teaching style, he has taught thousands of students since 1998. He specializes Olympiad competition as well.

AP Physics 2: Mr. Rubink, Mr. Glen Kim & Mr. Daniel Lee are instructors responsible for Physics 2.

11th Grade: Four or Five AP courses.

AP US History: Mr. Hughes has been teaching over 17 years and counting in College Level History. He received his Masters from Pepperdine and a war veteran who has greatest life stories. Mr. Hughes also teaches AP Government, World history, European History. Mr. Almer Davis also teaches AP US History.

AP World History: Mr. Hughes.

AP Government: Mr. Hughes.

AP English Literature: Mr. Almer Davis, Dr. Lillie, Mr. Hughes.

AP Statistics: Mr. Rubink, Ms. Sui

AP Computer Science: Mr. Rubink

AP Spanish: Ms. Yvonne holds a Master of Business Administration degree and holds a teaching credential for Spanish at Cal State Fullerton. Her enthusiasm for teaching stems from her experience as a parent, school volunteer and a Boy Scout Counselor.