State Superintendent Woods names 2022 AP Honor Schools
State School Superintendent Richard Woods named Coahulla Creek, Northwest and Southeast high schools 2022 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools
“We are committed to expanding opportunities for Georgia students, including in advanced and accelerated coursework,” Superintendent Woods said. “I offer my sincere congratulations to each of this year’s AP Honor Schools, and thank each teacher, student, and school leader who worked hard to create strong AP opportunities in these Georgia schools.”
The 2022 AP Honor Schools are named in eight categories, based on the results of 2021 AP courses and exams. A list of categories is below and a full list of schools in each category is linked in the description.
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.
Coahulla Creek High School was named an AP STEM School and an AP STEM Achievement School.
Northwest Whitfield High School was named an AP Expansion School, an AP Humanities School and an AP STEM School.
Southeast Whitfield High School was named an AP Access and Support School.
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 Humanities Schools
Schools with a minimum of five students testing in each of the following AP categories: one ELA course, two history/social science courses, one fine arts course and one world language course.
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.