State Superintendent Richard Woods Monday named 65 Advanced Placement Access and Support Schools, 26 in metro Atlanta.
The honor recognizes schools in which at least 30 percent of AP exams are taken by African-American and Hispanic students and 30 percent of all AP exams earn scores of 3 or higher. Students who receive a 3, 4 or 5 on an AP exam may receive college credit.
Gwinnett County Schools led the state with 10 AP Access and Support Schools. There were 16 more AP Access and Support Schools than last year.
“Access and Support” is one of six categories of AP Honor Schools. Woods named 674 AP Honor Schools this year, 52 more than last year.
“The number of our schools and students succeeding in the college-level learning offered by Advanced Placement continues to increase,” Woods said. “It is my pleasure to recognize these schools – and, by extension, their students, teachers, and staff – for the excellent work being done to expand opportunity to all students.”
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