After a particularly challenging end to their senior year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the French-American School of New York (FASNY) Class of 2020 stood up to adversity and excelled with their baccalaureate results.
For the twelfth year in a row, French Baccalaureate graduates achieved a 100% success rate, higher than the 95.7% worldwide. This year, 97.5% of FASNY's 41 French Bac students finished with honors versus 69% worldwide and 56% of the class finished with the highest honors, towering over the worldwide percentage of 17%.
The 16 FASNY students completing the 2020 International Baccalaureate also excelled, with a 100% success rate. Not only did the FASNY IB students score an average of 35 points out of 45, higher than the world average of 29.9, but 20% obtained 40 points and above, worldwide this result is less than 10%. A new FASNY record was set in the Class of 2020 with a high score of 43. In addition, 88% of the students in this year's cohort pursued and obtained a bilingual IB diploma.
Head of FASNY's High School, Boualem Maizia commended the class on their hard work and determination despite the year's challenging circumstances, "these results are well deserved: our students worked very hard the entire year, including while confined at home in the spring. Bravo to our brave students, their families, and their tireless teachers."
The 57 graduates from FASNY's Class of 2020 are now continuing their educations at colleges and universities across the United States, Canada, and Europe.