Friday, February 26, 2016

Congratulations to the DeKalb Schools Named 2016 AP Honor Schools

excerpts from the GADOE press release:

State School Superintendent Richard Woods named 272 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools. These schools are part of an AP program in Georgia that is earning accolades: Georgia is 13th in the nation for the percentage of students earning the highest AP exam scores (3, 4, and 5) and tied for third in the nation in one-year percentage point growth in the percentage of public school graduates scoring a 3, 4, or 5 on at least one of the exams.

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 while in high school. Students who receive a 3, 4, or 5 on AP exams are often eligible to receive college credit.

School
AP Challenge
AP Access/AP Support
AP Merit
AP STEM
AP STEM Achievement
AP Humanities
Arabia Mountain High School
 
 
 
X
 
 
Cedar Grove High School
 
 
 
X
 
 
Chamblee Charter HS
 
 
X
X
X
X
Clarkston High School
 
 
 
X
 
 
Cross Keys High School
 
 
 
 
 
X
DeKalb Early College
 
X
 
 
 
 
DeKalb School of the Arts
X
X
X
 
 
 
Druid Hills High School
 
 
 
X
 
X
Dunwoody High School
 
 
X
X
 
X
Elizabeth Andrews HS
X
 
 
 
 
 
Lakeside High School
 
 
X
X
X
X
Lithonia High School
 
 
 
X
 
 
Southwest DeKalb HS
 
X
 
 
 
X
Tucker High School
 
 
 
X
 
X

  • 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, 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 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 sciences courses, one fine arts course and one world language course. 
 

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