Fourteen metro Atlanta high schools have been named 2017 AP Challenge Schools.

14 metro Atlanta schools named AP Challenge Schools

State Superintendent Richard Woods today recognized 59 Advanced Placement Challenge Schools, 14 in metro Atlanta.

The honor recognizes high schools with 900 or fewer students that offer AP testing in all four core areas: English, math, science and social studies. Atlanta Public Schools led the state with eight AP Challenge Schools.

There were two fewer AP Challenge Schools than last year. “Challenge” 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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