Athens Area Schools Earn AP Honors

25 February 2014

ATHENS - Several area schools were named on Monday to a list of Advanced Placement Honor Schools. “There are so many Georgia schools that have great success with Advanced Placement,” state school Superintendent John Barge said in a media release. “I am so pleased to see this success grow to more and more of our schools this year.”

College Board is responsible for the administration of AP classes and exams, along with the SAT. The classes provide college-level learning options to students in high school. If students perform well, they may be able to receive college credit.

The 2014 AP Honor Schools are named in multiple categories and scores are based on the results of 2013 AP classes and exams.

AP CHALLENGE SCHOOLS: Schools of 900 or fewer students with students testing in English, math, science and social studies. Area schools that made this list include:
• Commerce High School
• Jefferson High School
• Oglethorpe County High School

AP ACCESS & SUPPORT SCHOOLS: 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. Area schools that made this list include:
• Cedar Shoals High School
• Clarke Central High School

AP MERIT SCHOOLS: 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. Area schools that made this list include:
• Jefferson High School
• North Oconee High School

AP STEM SCHOOLS: Schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses. Area schools that made this list include:
• Apalachee High School
• Cedar Shoals High School
• Clarke Central High School
• Commerce High School
• East Jackson High School
• Jefferson High School
• North Oconee High School
• Oconee County High School

AP STEM ACHIEVEMENT SCHOOLS: 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. Area schools that made this list include:
• Apalachee High School
• Cedar Shoals High School
• Clarke Central High School
• Commerce High School
• East Jackson High School
• North Oconee High School
• Oconee County High School

Find more information at: http://onlineathens.com/breaking-news/2014-02-24/athens-area-schools-earn-ap-honors

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