All GCPS high schools named to AP Honor List

Gwinnett County Public Schools had all 21 high schools named to the AP Honor List for 2018.

Gwinnett County Public Schools announced Friday that all 21 high schools in the school district made the Advanced Placement Honors List.

Several Gwinnett County public schools were recognized in more than one category. Archer High School, Dacula High, Grayson High and Mountain View made the list in five of the six categories.

“We are proud that all 21 high schools were recognized by the Georgia Department of Education for honors in AP enrollment and achievement,” said Jonathan Patterson, associate superintendent for curriculum and instructional support. “Gwinnett County Public Schools has a culture of high expectations and our students continue to challenge themselves by taking more AP courses and earn higher marks.”

AP exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT. AP courses are one of several ways Georgia students can access college-level learning at the high school level; students who receive a 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam may receive college credit. The 2018 AP Honor Schools are named in six categories — AP Challenge Schools, AP Access and Support Schools, AP Merit Schools, AP STEM Schools, AP STEM Achievement Schools and AP Humanities Schools. The categories are based on the results of 2017 AP courses and exams.

AP Challenge Schools are schools with enrollments of 900 or fewer students and students testing in four of the core areas of English, math, science, and social studies). Gwinnett Online campus was the only GCPS school to qualify and one of 56 schools in Georgia to receive the distinction.

AP Access and Support Schools are schools with at least 30 percent of 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. A total of 69 schools received the distinction with 10 schools coming from GCPS:

• Archer High School

• Berkmar High School

• Dacula High School

• Discovery High School

• Grayson High School

• Lanier High school

• Mountain View High School

• Norcross High School

• Shiloh High School

• South Gwinnett High School

AP Merit Schools are schools with at least 20 percent of the total student population taking AP exams and at least 50 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher. Out of the 67 schools that were named an AP Merit School, 12 came from the Gwinnett school district:

• Archer High School

• Brookwood High School

• Collins Hill High School

• Dacula High School

• Duluth High School

• Grayson High School

• Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

• Mill Creek High School

• Mountain View High School

• North Gwinnett High School

• Parkview High School

• Peachtree Ridge High School

AP STEM Schools are schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses (AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science A). All 21 schools received the AP STEM School distinction:

• Archer High School

• Berkmar High School

• Brookwood High School

• Central Gwinnett High School

• Collins Hill High School

• Dacula High School

• Discovery High School

• Duluth High School

• Grayson High School

• Gwinnett Online Campus

• Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, & Technology

• Lanier High School

• Meadowcreek High School

• Mill Creek High School

• Mountain View High School

• Norcross High School

• North Gwinnett High School

• Parkview High School

• Peachtree Ridge High School

• Shiloh High School

• South Gwinnett High School

AP STEM Achievement Schools AP STEM Achievement Schools are schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses and at least 40 perdent of exam scores on AP math and science exams earning scores of 3 or higher. 15 GCPS schools were named to the list including:

• Archer High School

• Brookwood High School

• Collins Hill High School

• Dacula High School

• Duluth High School

• Grayson High School

• Gwinnett Online Campus

• Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

• Lanier High School

• Mill Creek High School

• Mountain View High School

• Norcross High School

• North Gwinnett High School

• Parkview High School

• Peachtree Ridge High School

AP Humanities Schools (134 named in Ga. in 2018) are schools with students testing in the following AP courses: at least one ELA course, two social sciences courses, one fine arts course and one world language course. Out of the 134 schools across the state to be named an AP Humanities School, 17 were from the Gwinnett school district.

• Archer High School

• Berkmar High School

• Brookwood High School

• Central Gwinnett High School

• Collins Hill High School

• Dacula High School

• Discovery High School

• Duluth High School

• Grayson High School

• Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

• Mill Creek High School

• Mountain View High School

• Norcross High School

• North Gwinnett High School

• Parkview High School

• Peachtree Ridge High School

• Shiloh High School

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