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Three high schools receive AP honors

Three Carroll County high schools were named 2024 Advanced Placement Honor Schools by State School Superintendent Richard Woods and the Georgia Department of Education.

Bowdon High School, AP Challenge School

Temple High School, AP Challenge School

Villa Rica High School, AP STEM School, AP Expansion School, AP Access and Support School.

“Carroll County Schools currently offers 24 different Advanced Placement College Board Courses for students. We focus our efforts each year on adding additional AP courses to allow our students the opportunities to explore new learning and to allow them to meet rigorous college entrance requirements,” Director of High Schools and Middle Schools Tim Gribben said. “It is an honor for our schools to receive state recognition for these efforts.”

The GADOE recognizes specific schools for achievement each year based on AP testing.

AP Challenge Schools have enrollments of 900 or fewer students and students testing in English, Math, Science and Social Studies. AP Expansion Schools have 25 percent growth in AP participation from one year to the next with a minimum of 25 students testing. AP STEM Schools have a minimum of five students testing in at least four AP STEM courses. AP Access and Support Schools at least 30% of AP exams taken by students who identified as African American and/or Hispanic (minimum of 16 students) and 30 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher. At least 25 exams must be administered.

“Carroll County Schools is committed to empowering our students to reach their full potential through challenging academic programs, innovative learning experiences and personalized support,” Assistant Superintendent of School Performance Dr. Jessica Ainsworth said. “We are dedicated to fostering a school experience where every student can excel and pursue their passions, ultimately preparing them for success enrolled in college, enlisted in the military or employed in a career and engaged in the community upon graduation.”


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