HENRY COUNTY, GA – State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge and the Georgia Department of Education recognized eight Henry County high schools, for student achievements on Advanced Placement (AP) exams.
High schools earning AP achievement recognition by categories are:
Dutchtown - AP Access and Support School, and AP STEM School
Eagle’s Landing - AP Access and Support School, AP STEM School, and AP STEM Achievement School
Henry County - AP STEM School
Luella - AP Access and Support School, AP STEM School, AP STEM School, and AP STEM Achievement School
Ola - AP Merit School, AP STEM School, and AP STEM Achievement School
Stockbridge - AP STEM School
Union Grove - AP Merit School, AP STEM School, and AP STEM Achievement School
Woodland - AP Access and Support School, AP STEM School, and AP STEM Achievement School
Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Leadership Aaryn Schmuhl, “We are excited to be honored for our work in AP success at our high schools,” said Schmuhl. “As a district we have made it a goal to give all students access to rigorous coursework and that all students experience a post-graduate or college level course before graduation. These awards show that we are progressing towards this goal.”
Advanced Placement (AP) classes and exams are administered by AP Central - 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 2014 AP Honor Schools are named in five categories, based on the results of 2013 AP classes and exams:
AP Challenge Schools: Schools of 900 or fewer students with students testing in four of the core areas (English, math, science, and social studies)
AP Access & Support Schools: Schools with at least 30% of their AP exams taken by students who identified themselves as African- American and/or Hispanic and 30% of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher
AP Merit Schools: Schools with at least 20% of the student population taking AP exams and at least 50% of all AP exams earning scores of three (3) or higher
AP Stem Schools: Schools with students testing in at least two (2) AP math courses and two (2) AP science courses (AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science)
AP Stem Achievement Schools: Schools with students testing in at least 2 AP math courses and 2 AP science courses and at least 40% of the exam scores on AP math and AP science exams earning scores of three (3) or higher
This information used is part of the College Board’s 10th Annual AP Report to the Nation
Dr. Ethan Hildreth, Superintendent of Henry County Schools, noted, “This recognition from the College Board and education leaders in Atlanta acknowledges the success of our students and teachers as we continue to raise the bar,” said Hildreth. “We are proud of our students, staff, schools, and community for these achievements.”
For more information on Henry County Schools AP Curriculum, visit here.
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