Georgia has the 12th highest percent of seniors scoring a 3 or higher on Advanced Placement (AP) Exams, according to The College Board’s AP Report to the Nation.

“I am proud that more Georgia students than ever are challenging themselves with demanding course work and are successfully mastering the material,” said State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox.

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 im three categories based on the results of 2008-2009 AP classes and exams:

The three categories are:

AP Challenge Schools, those with fewer than 900 students that are offering AP classes in the four core areas of English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science, which includes Armuchee High School, Coosa High School, Model High School, Chattooga County High School, Gordon Central High School in Gordon County, Gordon Lee High School in Chickamauga and Heritage High School in Catoosa County.

AP Access & Support Schools: Schools with 30 percent of AP test takers that are African-American or Hispanic and at least 30 percent of all AP exams scoring 3 or higher, which includes Cedartown High School.

AP Merit Schools: Schools with at least 20 percent of students taking AP exams and at least half of the AP exams scoring a 3 or higher.

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