Last week, State School Superintendent Richard Woods named Bradwell Institute an Advance Placement (AP) Honor School in the category of AP Humanities Schools and AP STEM Schools and Liberty County High in the areas of AP STEM Schools and AP Access and Support 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 Humanities Schools are schools with students testing in at least one AP English course, two AP history or social science courses, one AP fine arts course and one AP world language course. AP STEM
Schools are schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses (AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics, or AP
Computer Science). 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.
“It’s essential that we offer a robust set of opportunities to Georgia students, and Advanced Placement is an important part of that,” said State Superintendent Woods. “I congratulate the educators and leaders who worked to create strong AP programs which ultimately connect students with high-level coursework and the opportunity to gain college credit.”
“We are very proud of the Advanced Placement opportunities that are available to students at both of our high schools,” said school Superintendent Dr. Franklin Perry. “Our AP teachers and students work extremely hard and we applaud them in achieving this honor.”