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CCSD’s Six High Schools Win AP Honors

March 7, 2016

Each of CCSD’s six traditional high schools has earned recognition from the State as an 2016 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor School for outstanding student performance and participation on AP exams! CCSD’s high schools have been named to the AP Honor List each of the last six years. Schools can earn recognition in as many as six categories, with the addition of AP Humanities last year. CCSD high schools earned recognition in all four categories for which its schools were eligible, including three schools winning a place on the Merit School list.

• AP Merit Schools: Cherokee HS, Creekview HS and River Ridge HS AP Merit Schools are those with at least 20 percent of the student population taking AP exams and at least 50 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher. There are 61 Merit Schools in Georgia for 2016.

• AP STEM Schools: Cherokee HS, Creekview HS, Etowah HS, River Ridge HS, Sequoyah HS and Woodstock HS AP STEM Schools are those with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses (AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science). There are 199 AP STEM Schools in Georgia for 2016.

• AP STEM Achievement Schools: Cherokee HS, Creekview HS, Etowah HS, River Ridge HS, Sequoyah HS and Woodstock HS AP STEM Achievement Schools are those with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses, and at least 40 percent of the exam scores on AP math and AP science exams earning scores of 3 or higher. There are 127 AP STEM Achievement Schools in Georgia for 2016.

• AP Humanities Schools: Cherokee HS, Etowah HS, River Ridge HS and Sequoyah HS AP Humanities Schools are those with students testing in all of the following AP courses: at least one ELA course, two social sciences courses, one fine arts course and one world language course.

There are 132 AP Humanities Schools in Georgia for 2016. “We are extremely proud of our AP students and teachers,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “These students challenge themselves to take the highest level of academic coursework available, and our AP teachers go the extra mile to ensure their students are prepared to succeed on rigorous AP exams and earn the college credit they’ve worked hard for all year.” CCSD’s high schools also received news recently that each had won a 2016 AP Teacher Training Grant for the training of AP teachers at 2016 AP Summer Institutes.

• Cherokee High School $1,560.00
• Creekview High School $800.00
• Etowah High School $1,560.00
• River Ridge High School $1,560.00
• Sequoyah High School $1,560.00
• Woodstock High School $800.00
TOTAL AWARD FOR SYSTEM $7,840.00 AP in CCSD

CCSD was one of six school districts in Georgia named to the national AP District Honor Roll in 2015, its third consecutive year to earn national distinction for its AP participation and achievement. CCSD had the third-highest AP exam passage rate in Georgia in 2015, when more than 2,200 students in CCSD took more than 4,100 AP exams across 26 subjects. AP in Georgia The AP program in Georgia is 13th in the nation for the percentage of students earning the highest AP exam scores (3, 4, and 5) and tied for third in the nation in one-year percentage point growth in the percentage of public school graduates scoring a 3, 4, or 5 on at least one of the exams. AP/College Board AP courses and 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 opportunities while in high school. Students who receive a 3, 4, or 5 on AP exams are often eligible to receive college credit.