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Superintendent Names "AP Honor Schools"

 Media Contact:   - Dana Tofig, (404) 463-1487,  dtofig@gadoe.org   - Get GaDOE Updates on  Twitter       February 5, 2009  -- State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox named more than 80 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools today.     "Georgia is making tremendous strides with Advanced Placement -- not only in the number of students taking the courses, but in the number of students having success," Superintendent Cox said. "Much of that progress comes from the dedication to rigor and excellence at each of our AP Honor Schools."     Advanced Placement (AP) classes and exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT. AP classes offer rigorous college-level learning options to students in high school. Students who receive a 3, 4 or 5 on AP exams may receive college credit.     The 2009 AP Honor Schools are named in three categories, based on the results of 2007-2008 AP classes and exams:     - AP CHALLENGE SCHOOLS: Schools with fewer than 900 students that are offering AP classes in the four core areas of English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science     - AP ACCESS & SUPPORT SCHOOLS: Schools with 30% of AP test takers that are African-American or Hispanic and at least 30% of all AP exams scoring 3 or higher     - AP MERIT SCHOOLS: Schools with at least 20% of students taking AP exams and at least half of the AP exams scoring a 3 or higher     The AP Honor Schools are listed below.     On Wednesday (February 4), the College Board released the  AP Report to the Nation , which showed that Georgia ranked 15th nationally in the percentage of 2008 high school seniors that had at least one AP exam with a score of 3 or more.     For more about the AP Report to the Nation see  the GaDOE press release    Schools named in all three AP Honor School categories   (School, district)  - Davidson Magnet School, Richmond  - DeKalb School of the Arts, DeKalb    School named in two AP Honor School categories   (School, district, categories)  - Chamblee High School, DeKalb (access and merit)  - Cross Keys High School, DeKalb (challenge and access)  - Decatur High School, Decatur City (challenge and merit)  - Johnson Magnet School, Richmond (challenge and access)  - Montgomery County High, Montgomery (Challenge and access)  - North Oconee High, Oconee (challenge and merit)  - Savannah Arts Academy, Chatham (challenge and merit)  - Thomasville High School, Thomasville City (challenge and access)    AP CHALLENGE SCHOOLS:  Schools with fewer than 900 students that are offering AP classes in all four academic areas   Albany High School, Dougherty  Avondale High School, DeKalb  Bremen High School, Bremen City  Buford High School, Buford City  Calhoun High School, Calhoun City  Cook County High School, Cook  Cross Keys High School, DeKalb  Davidson Magnet High School, Richmond  Decatur High School, Decatur City  DeKalb School of the Arts, DeKalb  East Jackson High School, Jackson  Greene County High School, Greene  Johnson Magnet High School, Richmond  Lincoln County High School, Lincoln  McIntosh County Academy, McIntosh  Montgomery County High, Montgomery  North Oconee High School, Oconee  Northeast High School, Bibb  Putnam County High School, Putnam  Rabun County High School, Rabun  Savannah Arts Academy, Chatham  Schley County Middle-High School, Schley  Southeast Bulloch High School, Bulloch  Temple High School, Carroll  Thomasville High School, Thomasville City  Vidalia Comprehensive High, Vidalia City    AP ACCESS & SUPPORT SCHOOLS:  Schools with 30% of AP Test Takers that are African-American or Hispanic and at least 30% of all AP Exams  scoring 3 or higher   Academy of Richmond County, Richmond  Bacon County High School, Bacon  Baldwin High School, Baldwin  Berkmar High School, Gwinnett  Bradwell Institute, Liberty  Bryan County High School, Bryan  Burke County High School, Burke  Campbell High School, Cobb  Central Gwinnett High School, Gwinnett  Chamblee High School, DeKalb  Chapel Hill High School, Douglas  Clinch County High School, Clinch  Cross Keys High School, DeKalb  Dalton High School, Dalton City  Davidson Magnet High School, Richmond  DeKalb HS of Technology, North, DeKalb  DeKalb School of the Arts, DeKalb  Douglas County High School, Douglas  Druid Hills High School, DeKalb  Dublin High School, Dublin City  Dutchtown High School, Henry  Eagle’s Landing High School, Henry  East Laurens High School, Laurens  Emanuel County Institute, Emanuel  Fayette County High School, Fayette  Jenkins High School, Savannah-Chatham  Jenkins County High School, Jenkins  Johnson Magnet High School, Richmond  Luella High School, Henry  McEachern High School, Cobb  Montgomery County High, Montgomery  Randolph Clay High School, Randolph  Rockdale County High School, Rockdale  Salem High School, Rockdale  Sandy Creek High School, Fayette  Shaw High School, Muscogee  Shiloh High School, Gwinnett  South Gwinnett High School, Gwinnett  Southwest DeKalb High School, DeKalb  Tech High School, Atlanta Public Schools  Thomasville High School, Thomasville City  Woodland High School, Henry    AP MERIT SCHOOLS:  Schools with at least 20% of students taking AP exams and at least half of the AP exams scoring a 3 or higher   Alpharetta High School, Fulton  Brookwood High School, Gwinnett  Centennial High School, Fulton  Chamblee High School, DeKalb  Chattahoochee High School, Fulton  Columbus High School, Muscogee  Davidson Magnet High School, Richmond  Decatur High School, Decatur City  DeKalb School of the Arts, DeKalb  Duluth High School, Gwinnett  Harrison High School, Cobb  Lakeside High School, Columbia  Lassiter High School, Cobb  Milton High School, Fulton  North Forsyth High School, Forsyth  North Gwinnett High School, Gwinnett  North Oconee High School, Oconee  North Springs High School, Fulton  Northview High School, Fulton  Parkview High School, Gwinnett  Riverwood High School, Fulton  Roswell High School, Fulton  Savannah Arts Academy, Chatham  South Forsyth High School, Forsyth  Starrs Mill High School, Fayette  Walton High School, Cobb  West Forsyth High School, Forsyth
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