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Gwinnett high schools make AP Honor Schools list

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Earlier today State School Superintendent Richard Woods released the list of Georgia schools named as AP Honor Schools. This list includes 18 of Gwinnett’s 19 traditional high schools (Discovery HS opened this school year), as well as a charter school (Gwinnett Online Campus) and a special school (GSMST). These 20 Gwinnett schools are part of the 272 schools from throughout the state honored by the Georgia Department of Education. “We are very proud of the hard work and commitment to rigor that helped land 20 of our high schools on the AP Honor Schools list,” says Dr. Kevin Tashlein, Gwinnett’s associate superintendent for School Improvement and Operations. “Last year, 14,815 students took 28,620 AP exams, with 60.3% percent scoring a three or higher to earn college credit or advanced placement. Today’s announcement reinforces this success and serves as a reminder of the good job our schools are doing in preparing students for college and the future.” Yesterday, the state announced Peachtree Ridge HS as one of five Georgia high schools named winners of the AP Champion Award. This award recognizes efforts toward eliminating barriers that restrict access to AP, evidence of efforts to ensure AP classes at the school reflect the diversity of the school’s population, the illustration of intentions to build and sustain a positive culture around AP, and creative promotion of AP coursework. As an honoree, the school received $500 to advance its AP program. In terms of AP Honor Schools, several GCPS schools were recognized in more than one category. Archer High, Collins Hill High, Grayson High, and Norcross High, made the list in five of the six categories. The 20 GCPS schools recognized as 2016 AP Honor Schools are: AP Challenge Schools: AP Challenge Schools are schools with enrollments of 900 or fewer students and students testing in four of the core areas (English, math, science, and social studies).  Gwinnett Online Campus.

AP Access and Support Schools: AP Access and Support Schools are schools with at least 30 percent of their 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. ? Archer High School ? Berkmar High School ? Central Gwinnett High School ? Collins Hill High School ? Dacula High School ? Grayson High School ? Norcross High School AP Merit Schools: AP Merit Schools are schools 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. ? Archer High School ? Brookwood High School ? Collins Hill High School ? Duluth High School ? Grayson High School ? Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology ? Mill Creek High School ? Mountain View High School ? Norcross High School ? North Gwinnett High School ? Parkview High School ? Peachtree Ridge High School AP STEM Schools: AP STEM Schools are schools 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). ? Archer High School ? Berkmar High School ? Brookwood High School ? Central Gwinnett High School ? Collins Hill High School ? Dacula High School ? Duluth High School ? Grayson High School ? Gwinnett Online Campus ? Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, & Technology ? Lanier High School ? Meadowcreek High School ? Mill Creek High School ? Mountain View High School ? Norcross High School ? North Gwinnett High School ? Parkview High School ? Peachtree Ridge High School ? Shiloh High School ? South Gwinnett High School

AP STEM Achievement Schools: AP STEM Achievement Schools are schools 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. ? Archer High School ? Brookwood High School ? Collins Hill High School ? Duluth High School ? Grayson High School ? Gwinnett Online Campus ? Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology ? Lanier High School ? Mill Creek High School ? Mountain View High School ? Norcross High School ? North Gwinnett High School ? Parkview High School ? Peachtree Ridge High School ? Shiloh High School

AP Humanities Schools: AP Humanities Schools are schools 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. ? Archer High School ? Brookwood High School ? Collins Hill High School ? Dacula High School ? Duluth High School ? Grayson High School ? Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology ? Lanier High School ? Meadowcreek High School ? Mill Creek High School ? Mountain View High School ? Norcross High School ? North Gwinnett High School ? Parkview High School ? Peachtree Ridge High School ? South Gwinnett High School