Advanced Academics
  • Lubbock High School is home to the most robust Advanced Academics department in the Panhandle. We offer more than 40 AP and IB courses, and we are the only school in West Texas with not one but two incredible pathways for upperclassmen, offering juniors and seniors the AP Capstone (AP Cap) or the International Baccalaureate (IB) routes. 

    The IB and AP class of 2020 received $10 million in scholarship offers and were accepted to some of the most prestigious universities in the world: Harvard University, M.I.T., Pepperdine, Cornell University, Rice University, University of Texas, Baylor University, Oxford University, University of Alabama, Boston University, Creighton, Indiana University, University of Washington, University of Pennsylvania, Southwestern, University of Minnesota, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, our very own Texas Tech University, and many more. 

    Our academic programs thrive because of dedicated faculty who are experts in their field(s) committed to our students’ world class education and because of students who embrace the challenge, hold themselves to high standards, and foster an academically-minded culture wherein personal growth and scholarship are paramount.

 Erin Castle

Phone: 806-219-1701

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in English M.A. in English 8-12 ELAR Teaching Certification

Erin Castle

Erin Castle, Transfer Specialist and AP Capstone/IB Coordinator

Mrs. Castle (who prefers just “Castle”) began her teaching career in 2009 as a graduate instructor of “college rhetoric” at Texas Tech, but many years prior to that she began her life’s work lining up her stuffed animals and skeptical neighborhood kids to deliver reading and writing lessons. Growing up, Erin dreamed of many careers: checker, actress, lawyer, veterinarian, writer. Teaching, though, drew her back again and again. After earning a Master’s in English and her teaching certification, she started teaching at Lubbock High, her alma mater, in January 2013 (if for no other reason than to prove the old saying “Once a Westerner, Always a Westerner” true). In 2019-20 (in retrospect not the best year to change jobs), Mrs. Castle took over as the Transfer Specialist and IB and AP Capstone Coordinator. Whatever programs have drawn you to Lubbock High School, Mrs. Castle looks forward to helping you shape your junior and senior year within L.H.S.’s second-to-none AP Capstone or International Baccalaureate coursework.

LUBBOCK HIGH SCHOOL AP SCHOLARS 2013-2020

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    AP Scholar

      Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.

    AP Scholar with Honor

      Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or

      more of these exams.

    AP Scholar with Distinction

      Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or

      more of these exams.

    National AP Scholar

       Granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4

       or higher on eight or more of these exams

    AP Capstone Diploma

       Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing

       receive the AP Capstone Diploma™.

    AP Capstone Certificate

       Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research but not on four additional AP Exams receive the AP

       Seminar and Research Certificate™.

    IB Diploma

       Students who earn an average of 24 points across six required subject area exams and successfully complete the Extended

       Essay, Theory of Knowledge, and CAS earn the IB Diploma.

    IB Certificate

       Students who do not reach the 24 point threshhold but completed the course of study and earned a qualifying test score in

       at least one of their six required subject areas earn the IB Diploma.

     

    YEAR 2020

    100 AP Scholars
     
    17 AP Scholars with Honor
     
    39 AP Scholars with Distinction
     
    15 National AP Scholars
     
    21 AP Capstone Diploma (88%)
     
    5 AP Capstone Certificate
     
    35 IB Diploma (84%)
     
    9 IB Certificate
     
     

    YEAR 2019:

    77 AP Scholars
     
    13 AP Scholars with Honor
     
    49 AP Scholars with Distinction
     
    18 National AP Scholars
     
    15 AP Capstone Diploma
     
    5 AP Capstone Certificate
     
    31 IB Diploma 
     
    19 IB Certificate
     
     

    YEAR 2018:

    89 AP Scholars
     
    14 AP Scholars with Honor
     
    26 AP Scholars with Distinction
     
    17 National AP Scholars
     

    YEAR 2017:

    91 AP Scholars

    19 AP Scholars with Honor

    38 AP Scholars with Distinction

    7 National AP Scholars

     

    YEAR 2016:

    76 AP Scholars

    17 AP Scholars with Honor

    27 AP Scholars with Distinction

    6 National AP Scholars

     

    YEAR 2015:

    71 AP Scholars

    13 AP Scholars with Honor

    48 AP Scholars with Distinction

    11 National AP Scholars

     

    YEAR 2014:

    79 AP Scholars

    22 AP Scholars with Honor

    43 AP Scholars with Distinction

    7 National AP Scholars

     

    YEAR 2013:

    77 AP Scholars

    18 AP Scholars with Honor

    43 AP Scholars with Distinction

    8 National AP Scholars