Comadre Celebration: LAUSD, Lincoln Heights Student Gets Perfect Score on AP Calculus Test


Lincoln High School student Cedrick Argueta is one of 12 students in the WORLD to get a perfect score on the AP Calculus test. A child of immigrants from El Salvador and the Philippines, Cedrick’s mother works two jobs and his father is a maintenance worker. They are supportive of Cedrick’s dreams of attending Caltech and working for NASA.

Cedrick took the test along with 302,531 other students worldwide. Cedrick had been preparing for the AP test much like an athlete with after-school practice up for 4 hours a day.  In addition to practicing daily, he worked closely with his AP Calculus classmates and teacher. His math teacher Anthony Yom has been teaching AP Calculus for five years at Lincoln and he has had a 100 percent pass rate for his students who take the exam. The entire school community is celebrating this incredible accomplishment.

This is such a great example of excellence in LAUSD Schools! Its proof that when children are provided excellent teachers, working class students can thrive. As Moms, Tias and Ninas, our dream is that more of our children are prepared to take the AP exam and prepared to succeed in college by LAUSD schools.

Today, we celebrate Cedrick as though he was all of our sons! Felicidades from LA Comadre!!


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Alma V. Marquez

Alma V. Marquez

Alma V. Marquez is the founder of and is the founder and CEO of Del Sol Group, a communications and public affairs firm focusing on Strategy, Outreach and Leadership in Education, Voter and Civic Engagement. She specializes in parent education, politics and community organizing. She is a proud product of California public schools. She is a graduate of Huntington Park High School in Southeast LA. She also completed her all of credit recovery classes at Maxine Waters Occupational Center in Watts in order to graduate from high school. She attended East LA College and transferred to Occidental College where she earned a Bachelor's degree in English and Comparative Literary Students and Politics. She earned a Master of Arts Degree in Urban Planning at UCLA. Her daughter is a junior in a charter school, chartered by LAUSD. She decided to start the LA Comadre blog because she wanted to create a platform for Latinas and education.

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