Thursday August 22nd, 2019 9:34AM

All 6 Hall Co. traditional high schools named state AP honor schools

By AccessWDUN Staff

All six of Hall County Schools’ traditional high schools have been named 2019 Georgia Advanced Placement Honor Schools.  The designation is based on July 2018 AP Exam test data. Several of the schools are AP Honor Schools in more than one category. 

In addition, three area school systems have been singled-out for special recognition this year.

AP 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 rigor at the high school level; students who receive a 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam are eligible to receive college credit. The 2019 AP Honor Schools are named in six categories, based on the results of 2018 AP courses and exams.

2019 AP ACCESS AND SUPPORT SCHOOLS: Schools with at least 30% of 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

Chestatee High School
East Hall High School

Johnson High School
West Hall High School

2019 AP HUMANITIES SCHOOLS: Schools with students testing in the following AP courses: at least one English course, two history/social science courses, one fine arts course, and one world language course

Chestatee High School
East Hall High School
Flowery Branch High School
North Hall High School

2019 AP MERIT SCHOOLS: Schools with at least 20% of the total student population taking AP exams and at least 50% of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher

Flowery Branch High School

2019 AP STEM SCHOOLS: 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 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles)

Chestatee High School
Flowery Branch High School

2019 AP STEM ACHIEVEMENT SCHOOLS: Schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses and at least 40% of AP math and AP science exams earning scores of 3 or higher

Flowery Branch High School

Georgia’s public-school class of 2018 has the sixteenth-highest Advanced Placement pass rate in the nation, according to data released by the College Board last week.

Three of five school systems named to this year's College Board Advanced Placement Honor Roll are in northeast Georgia.  They are Buford City, Clarke County, and Forsyth County.   The other two are Bremen City and Marietta City.  According to the state Department of Education, these are districts which have increased access to AP for underrepresented students while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning AP exam scores of 3 or higher. Those

Statewide, 23.2 percent of public school students in the class of 2018 earned a 3 or higher on an AP exam – compared to 23 percent of the class of 2017, and 22.4 percent of the class of 2016. Overall, 41.3 percent of Georgia’s public-school class of 2018 took an AP exam while in high school. This is the 13th-highest AP participation rate in the nation.

“I’m incredibly proud of Georgia’s public-school teachers and students, who are showing the nation what we’ve long known: Georgia is a state that’s on the move in education,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “When I look at these numbers, I’m pleased to see them increasing but more than that, I’m pleased when I think about the thousands of individual student stories these numbers represent. We’re talking about tens of thousands of kids entering the next phase of their life after high school with solid preparation and a head start on the kinds of coursework they’ll encounter in college. That is great news for the future of our state.”

Click here to access the College Board’s Class of 2018 AP Program Results report.

  • Associated Categories: Local/State News
  • Associated Tags: Forsyth County School System, Hall County School System, Buford city schools, Advanced Placement, Clarke County School System
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