Calif. Student Earns Rare Perfect Score on AP Exam

Nov 18, 2013 11:25 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 100,000 students worldwide took the Advanced Placement Calculus exam this year. Only 11 got a perfect score.

Southern California 17-year-old Nathan Chou is one of them.

The Arcadia High School senior learned of the rare achievement earlier this month from the College Board, the nonprofit group that oversees the AP tests.

Chou tells the Los Angeles Times ( ) he spent about four hours total studying for the calculus exam, with help from class-made study guides and practice tests. He says during the test he nearly ran out of time on the multiple-choice section.

Nathan has maintained straight A's in high school and plays the violin and piano in the school's symphony orchestra.

Chou's father says the family will visit one of Nathan's favorite restaurants to celebrate the accomplishment.


Information from: Los Angeles Times,


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