High School Named an AP Honor School Again

Colquitt County High School was Named the 2024 AP Honor School by the Georgia Department of Education.

MOULTRIE, GEORGIA – February 28, 2024 - According to a press release from State Superintendent Richards Woods, Colquitt County High School (CCHS) has been named an Advanced Placement (AP) Honor School for 2024.  AP courses and exams are one of several ways students can receive college-level learning and college credit while in high school.  The exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT.  The recognition is based on the results of the 2023 AP courses and exams. 


There are eight possible recognition categories, and CCHS was recognized in two – AP Access and Support and AP STEM.  Access and Support Schools have at least 30% of their exams taken by students who identify as African American and/or Hispanic, and 30% earn a 3 or higher on the exam.  AP exams are scored on a 1 to 5 scale.  Many colleges and universities give college credit for scores of 3 or higher.  CCHS has been on the AP Access and Support recognition list for four of the past six years. 


AP STEM schools have a minimum of five students testing in at least four AP STEM courses.  Those courses include AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science, and AP Computer Science Principles.  CCHS has made the AP STEM recognition list eleven out of the past twelve years.


"Our increases in enrollment and the number of students earning college credit through AP exams are evidence of our high school's hard work in identifying promising students and encouraging them to take the most rigorous courses available on our campus," shared Dr. Allen Edwards, Director of Gifted Education.  "Advanced Placement courses offer a unique challenge, and our community should be proud of its students for rising to the level required for success in AP."

The high school saw a 33%  increase in the number of students enrolled in AP courses from 2022 to 2023 and a 57% increase in students scoring a 3 or higher on at least one exam.  According to Edwards, CCHS facilitated more AP exams than any year since 2019, and the number of students scoring a 3 or higher is the highest in the past decade of tracking. 

Student achievement scores increased in Calculus AB, Chemistry, Statistics, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Music Theory, US Government and Politics, and World History.  CCHS added three new AP courses last school year: Physics 1, Physics 2, and European History.  Students interested in taking AP courses should speak with their school counselor. 

To see State Superintendent Wood's press release, click here.


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