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​Superintendent Woods names AP Honor Schools for 2015

​609 schools earn honors, up from 462 in 2014

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February 18, 2015 – State School Superintendent Richard Woods today named 609 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools.

 

“These designations recognize schools where students are succeeding in college-level learning, and I’m pleased to say that the number of those successes continues to increase,” Superintendent Woods said. “I offer my congratulations to the students and teachers at all of these schools – it’s their hard work that led to this honor.”

 

AP courses and exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT. AP courses are one of several ways Georgia students can access college-level learning opportunities. Students who receive a 3, 4, or 5 on AP exams may receive college credit.

 

The 2015 AP Honor Schools are named in five categories, based on the results of 2014 AP courses and exams. A list of categories is below, and a full list of schools in each category is attached.

 

The Georgia Department of Education began recognizing AP Honor Schools in 2008. This recognition began with the first three categories listed below; AP STEM and AP STEM Achievement categories were added in 2011, and the AP Humanities category was added in 2015.

 

Categories:

 

AP Challenge Schools are schools with enrollments of 900 or fewer students and students testing in four of the core areas (English, math, science, and social studies)

 

AP Access and Support Schools are schools with at least 30 percent of their AP exams taken by students who identified themselves as African American and/or Hispanic, and 30 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher

 

AP Merit Schools are schools with at least 20 percent of the student population taking AP exams and at least 50 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher

 

AP STEM Schools are schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses (AP Calculus AB, AB Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science)

 

AP STEM Achievement Schools are schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses and at least 40 percent of the exam scores on AP math and AP science exams earning scores of 3 or higher

 

AP Humanities Schools are schools with students testing in all of the following AP courses: at least one ELA course, two social science courses, one fine arts course and one world language course


Links to lists of schools: 

Access and Support

Challenge

Merit

STEM

STEM Achievement

Humanities​ 

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