2017 AP Honors
Floyd County high schools earn AP honors
Posted on 02/27/2017
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All four Floyd County high schools were among a select group of high schools across the state honored by State School Superintendent Richard Woods this week as he announced the 2017 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools.  All four high schools made two of the AP honors lists.  Armuchee High, Coosa High, Model High and Pepperell High were all honored as AP Challenge Schools and AP STEM Schools.  

Armuchee and Pepperell were both honored as AP STEM Achievement schools.  Coosa and Pepperell were also on the list as AP Humanities schools.

Advanced Placement (AP) classes offer rigorous college-level learning options to students in high school.  AP classes and exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT.  Students receiving a score of 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam may receive college credit.      

AP Challenge schools are small high schools of fewer than 900 students offering the AP advanced courses in the core subject areas of English, math, science, and social studies.  

AP STEM schools have students testing in at least two (2) AP math courses and two (2) AP science courses

AP STEM Achievement schools have students testing in at least two (2) AP math courses and two (2) AP science courses and at least 40% of exam scores on AP math and AP science exams earn scores of three (3) or higher

AP Humanities schools have students testing in the following AP courses: at least one (1) ELA course, two (2) social science courses, one (1) fine arts course and one (1) world language course

"This is wonderful news for our school system as we added a school to the AP STEM list and we added schools to the AP STEM Achievement and AP Humanities lists," stated Dr. John Jackson, superintendent of Floyd County Schools. “Earning AP honors is a tribute to the commitment of our staff and schools to provide challenging courses for our students that will prepare them for graduation and success in life."

AP Honor Schools are named in five categories based on results of 2016 AP classes and exams. Floyd County Schools is one of the area leaders in AP offerings for students with 17 AP courses available in the four high schools.  "The addition of online AP classes taught by Floyd County teachers helped to improve the availability of AP classes for students this year," added Jackson.

Floyd County high schools have regularly earned AP honors for the last several years. The system made the commitment to be a leader in Advanced Placement courses offered to students with the move to a more extensive offering of advanced courses with the introduction of the system's honors program in the fall of 2002. This advanced program of study for students in Floyd County Schools is among the top college-preparatory programs in Northwest Georgia. The comprehensive, rigorous, advanced program of study is designed to prepare students for the most demanding college or university. The honors program is available at all four Floyd County high schools. 

The expansion of Advanced Placement class offerings was a major component in raising the level of academic opportunities available to students in Floyd County.  Higher level academic opportunities help teens reach the destination of graduation prepared for success at the nation's top colleges and universities.