AP Honor Schools

All High Schools in Douglas County Named 2020 AP Honor Schools
Posted on 02/10/2020

Superintendent Trent North is pleased to announce that all high schools in Douglas County received recognition on one or more of the lists of 2020 AP Honor Schools announced by State School Superintendent Richard Woods on February 6, 2020. The honors reflect achievement and/or participation on the AP (Advanced Placement) tests administered by the College Board during spring of 2019.

2020 AP STEM Schools (183 schools named out of 482 public high schools in Georgia)

Alexander, Chapel Hill and New Manchester High Schools were named AP STEM Schools, an honor given to schools having a minimum of five students who tested in at least four AP STEM courses.

2020 AP Humanities Schools (85 schools named out of 482 public high schools in Georgia)

Chapel Hill was named an AP Humanities School for having a minimum of five students testing in the following AP categories: at least one English course, two history/social science courses, one fine arts course, and one world language course.

2020 AP Access and Support Schools (78 schools named out of 482 public high schools in Georgia)

Chapel Hill, Douglas County and Lithia Springs High Schools earned recognition as AP Access and Support Schools, an honor given to 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.

“We are proud that AP exam scores for students in the Douglas County School System have improved every year for the past six years,” said Melanie Manley, assistant superintendent of student achievement for the school system. “Our teachers and administrators are working hard to refine instruction and preparation. We hope to continue improving our exam scores so that we have schools recognized in additional categories next year.”

AP exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT. AP courses are one way that 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.

The Georgia Department of Education began recognizing AP Honor Schools in 2008. Georgia’s public school class of 2019 is ranked 17th in the nation for its pass rate on AP exams, and 15th in the nation for AP participation.

For an article from the Georgia Department of Education with links to lists of all Georgia schools named 2019 AP Honor Schools, please click here.


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