NOHS and OCHS named AP Honor Schools
The Georgia Department of Education recently announced its 2021 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools. Both North Oconee High School and Oconee County High School once again received the highest designation as AP Schools of Distinction, as well as several other AP honors.
“North Oconee High School and Oconee County High School have consistently displayed sustained excellence as being named AP Honor Schools for the outstanding academic performance of their advanced placement students,” said Superintendent Jason Branch. “Congratulations to our students for this reflection of their hard work, as well as to their world-class teachers and their parents for supporting them on their academic journeys.”
The College Board’s AP provides students the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school. Students earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on AP exams.
“I extend my heartfelt congratulations to this year’s AP Honor Schools,” State Superintendent Richard Woods said. “I commend them for their hard work to build strong Advanced Placement programs and, as a result, provide high-quality opportunities for Georgia students.”
Both high schools were recognized in the following categories:
-AP Schools of Distinction (66 schools named): Schools with at least 20% of the total student population taking AP exams and at least 50% of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher
-AP STEM Schools (165 schools named): Schools with a minimum of five students testing in at least four AP STEM courses
-AP STEM Achievement Schools (96 schools named): Schools designated as AP STEM Schools with at least 50% of all AP STEM exams earning scores of 3 or higher
In addition, North Oconee High School was recognized in the following categories:
-AP Humanities Schools (75 schools named): Schools with a minimum of five students testing in all of the following AP courses: at least one English/language arts course, two history/social science courses, one fine arts course, and one world language course
-AP Humanities Achievement Schools (65 schools named): Schools designated as AP Humanities Schools with at least 50% of all AP Humanities exams earning scores of 3 or higher