37 metro Atlanta schools named AP STEM Achievement Schools

Thirty-seven metro Atlanta schools were recognized by State Superintendent Richard Woods for achievement in AP math and science courses. (AJC File Photo.)
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Thirty-seven metro Atlanta schools were recognized by State Superintendent Richard Woods for achievement in AP math and science courses. (AJC File Photo.)

State Superintendent Richard Woods named 128 Advanced Placement STEM Achievement Schools in February, 37 in metro Atlanta.

The honor recognizes schools that offer at least two AP math and two AP science courses and at least 40 percent of AP math and science exam scores are 3 or higher. Students who earn a 3 or higher may earn college credit.

Gwinnett County Schools led the state with 13 AP STEM Achievement Schools. There was one more AP STEM Achievement School than last year.

“STEM Achievement” 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.”