January 28, 2023

Unprecedented AP and PSAT Success At Feehan

More AP Scholars and more National Commended students than ever follow major new support and access initiatives.


Attleboro, MA – Academic honors have been pouring into Bishop Feehan High School’s Holcott Drive campus, and Principal Sean Kane is beaming with pride and saluting his students and staff on their accomplishments.

Sixty-eight Feehan students – far more than ever recorded before – recently learned of their status as AP Scholars from the College Board. AP Scholars receive an AP score of 3 or higher on three or more Advanced Placement exams.

Thirteen Feehan students achieved AP Scholar with Honor status (AP average above 3.25 and a 3 or more on at least four AP exams) and 18 earned the coveted AP Scholar with Distinction level (average of at least 3.5 and a 3 or more on five or more different AP exams).

Additionally, nine Feehan seniors recently received Commended Students status in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP). Commended students represent the top 3% of PSAT takers in the country.

“It’s been quite a fall for our Feehan scholars,” reports an excited Kane. “We love the honors, of course, but I can’t help but reflect on all the hard work by both our students and our staff that makes all this possible. Our faculty have been actively increasing access to AP courses and growing our SAT prep programs, and our students have responded so well. It’s a great day to be a Shamrock.”

As noted by Principal Kane, this most-recent success follows a concerted effort by Feehan academic leaders to expand access to Advanced Placement courses and build in even more PSAT and SAT supports for Feehan students. In fact, the 2021-22 school year saw 242 Feehan students (the most ever) taking at least one AP course and 87% of those students achieving an AP exam score of 3 or higher (considered the passing score).

The average AP score at Feehan in 2022 was 3.64. Forty-five percent of Feehan seniors in the Class of 2022 received a score of 3 or better on at least one Advanced Placement exam.

Students from our area:
Current Class of 2023 AP Scholars seniors:
Lydia E. Nassef, Seekonk, MA
Una E. Soliday, Rehoboth, MA

The Class of 2022 Feehan AP Scholars:
Caitlin J. Brawley, AP Scholar, Rehoboth, MA
Cormac T. Masterson, AP Scholar with Distinction, Rehoboth, M
Patrick J. McGee, AP Scholar with Distinction, Rumford, RI

Families looking for more information about Feehan’s academic paths and supports are invited to the school’s annual Open House on Sunday, October 23 at 1:00pm. More information can be found at BishopFeehan.com/Admissions. Interested students and families can also reach out to Feehan Director of Admissions, Dustin Demers, at ddemers@bishopfeehan.com


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