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State names 2018 AP honor schools

Several schools in Southwest Georgia have been named as Advanced Placement honor schools for the year in Georgia. / Photo: WFXL FIle

Several schools in Southwest Georgia have been named as Advanced Placement honor schools for the year in Georgia.

Fitzgerald High School was named as one of 56 AP Challenge Schools, which are schools with enrollments of 900 or fewer students and students testing in the four core areas of english, math, science, and social studies.

Westover and Valdosta High School were named AP Access and Support Schools, which have at least 30 percent of AP exams taken by students who identified themselves as African-American and/or Hispanic and 30 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher. Only 69 schools were given this title.

Lee County, Lowndes, Thomasville, Tift County, Valdosta and Westover High School were among 213 schools named to the AP STEM Schools list. They earned the honor by having students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses.

Of the 146 AP STEM Achievement Schools named, Coffee, Lowndes, and Westover High School are named to the list. These schools have students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses and at least 40 percent of exam scores on AP math and science exams earning scores of 3 or higher.

134 schools were named as AP Humanities schools, which have students testing in at least one ELA course, two social sciences courses, one fine arts course and one world language course. Colquitt County and Lowndes High School were the only schools in Southwest Georgia to make that list.


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