"Georgia is making tremendous strides with Advanced Placement -- not only in the number of students taking the courses, but in the number of students having success," said State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox. "Much of that progress comes from the dedication to rigor and excellence at each of our AP Honor Schools."
At the Superintendent’s press conference, held on Feb. 18, Gordon Central was recognized in the category of AP Challenge School-Schools (with fewer than 900 student population) offering AP classes in the four core areas of English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science.
Georgia has the 12th highest percent of high school seniors scoring a 3 or higher on Advanced Placement (AP) Exams, according to The College Board’s AP Report to the Nation.
Advanced Placement classes and exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT.
AP classes offer rigorous college-level learning options to students in high school. Students who receive a 3, 4 or 5 on AP exams may receive college credit.
Cox also named today more than 125 AP Honor Schools in three categories based on the results of 2008-2009 AP classes and exams: AP challenge schools, AP Access & Support Schools and AP Merit Schools.