AP Honor Schools 2021

All High Schools in Douglas County Named 2021 AP Honor Schools ‚Äč
Posted on 03/01/2021

Superintendent Trent North is pleased to announce that all high schools in Douglas County received recognition on one or more of the lists of 2021 AP Honor Schools announced by State School Superintendent Richard Woods on February 24, 2021. The honors reflect achievement and/or participation on the AP (Advanced Placement) tests administered by the College Board during spring of 2020.

2021 AP Access and Support Schools (84 schools named out of 482 public high schools in Georgia)

Chapel Hill, Douglas County and New Manchester 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.

2021 AP Expansion Schools (24 schools named out of 482 public high schools in Georgia)

Lithia Springs High School was named an AP Expansion School, an honor awarded to  schools with 25% growth in AP student participation from May 2019 to May 2020 and a minimum of 25 students testing in May 2019.

2021 AP STEM Schools (175 schools named out of 482 public high schools in Georgia)

Alexander and Chapel Hill 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.

AP STEM Achievement Schools (100 schools named out of 482 public high schools in Georgia)

Chapel Hill High School was named an AP STEM Achievement School, an honor given to schools having a minimum of five students who tested in at least four AP STEM courses with at least 50% of all AP STEM 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 seven years. We are especially proud of the Class of 2020 for their perseverance during the pandemic,” 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 2020 is ranked 17th in the nation for its pass rate on AP exams.

For an article from the Georgia Department of Education with links to lists of all Georgia schools named 2021 AP Honor Schools, please click here.

(Please note that this news story has been updated. NMHS was not on the list of AP STEM Schools as previously reported.)

 

 

 

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