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Coahulla Creek, Northwest & Southeast named 2023 AP Honor Schools

2023 AP Honor Schools

State School Superintendent Richard Woods named Coahulla Creek, Northwest and Southeast high schools 2023 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools based on the results of 2022 AP courses and exams. Each school received recognition in three categories: 

Coahulla Creek High School

  • AP Access and Support School
  • AP STEM School
  • AP STEM Achievement School

Northwest Whitfield High School 

  • AP Expansion School
  • AP STEM School
  • AP STEM Achievement School. 

Southeast Whitfield High School 

  • AP Access and Support School
  • AP STEM School
  • AP STEM Achievement School. 

“The number of AP Honor Schools increased by more than 14%, which serves as a testament to our commitment to expand opportunities for Georgia students, including in advanced and accelerated coursework,” Superintendent Woods said. “I sincerely congratulate each of this year’s AP Honor Schools on their achievement.  Additionally, I thank each teacher, student, and school- and district-level administrator for their diligent work creating strong AP opportunities in these 273 Georgia schools.”

A list of categories is below.

AP Access and Support Schools

Schools with at least 30% of AP exams taken by students who identify themselves as African-American and/or Hispanic and 30% of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher.

AP Expansion Schools 

AP schools with 25% growth in AP student participation from May 2020 to May 2021 and a minimum of 25 students testing in May 2020.

AP STEM Schools 

Schools with a minimum of five students testing in at least four AP STEM 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)

AP STEM Achievement Schools  

AP STEM schools (see above definition) with at least 50% of all AP STEM exams earning scores of 3 or higher.

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 learning at the high school level; students who receive a 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam may receive college credit. In addition, GaDOE began recognizing AP Honor Schools in 2008.