(Hinesville, GA)- Recently, State School Superintendent Richard Woods named Bradwell Institute an Advanced Placement (AP) Honor School in the category of AP Access and Support Schools and AP STEM Schools. Advanced Placement courses are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT. Advanced Placement Courses are one of several ways Georgia students can access college-level learning opportunities while in high school. Students who receive a 3, 4, or 5 on AP exams are often eligible to receive college credit for those courses.
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. AP STEM Schools are schools with a minimum of five students testing in at least four AP STEM courses. (AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics, or AP Computer Science).
“This award recognizes the dedication and hard work of the Bradwell AP teachers to ensure students are prepared for college and career after graduation. It also shows the hard work of our Bradwell AP students as they challenge themselves with rigorous coursework,” stated Dr. Franklin Perry, Superintendent of Schools. Georgia’s Class of 2020 has the 17th highest Advanced Placement pass rate in the nation according to data released by the College Board. “I'm so proud of the class of 2020 for their continued accomplishments, and extremely pleased to see that Georgia's students maintained their strong performance on AP exams even given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in their final year," State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “In a challenging time for schools and students, this is good news as we continue our work to expand advanced learning opportunities to all students."