Athens high schools recognized for AP work

Student achievement in Advanced Placement courses have earned AP Honor School designation for both Clarke Central and Cedar Shoals high schools in Athens.

From the Clarke Co School District…

State School Superintendent Woods named 255 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools for 2020. Cedar Shoals High School and Clarke Central High School were again named to multiple categories. Clarke Central was one of only 70 schools named an AP School of Distinction (schools with at least 20% of the total student population taking AP exams and at least 50% of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher). Click here to read the Georgia Department of Education’s press release and access links to the complete list of categories and schools.

“Congratulations to Cedar Shoals and Clarke Central for being named AP Honor Schools, a validation of the hard work our team is doing to prepare our students for success in college,” states Dr. Xernona Thomas, Interim Superintendent. “It is the district’s mission to build a culture of high expectations and equity in which all students grow. I am pleased to see our students and our schools recognized for their accomplishments.”

AP Access and Support Schools (78 named) – Cedar Shoals Schools with at least 30% of AP exams taken by students who identified themselves as AfricanAmerican and/or Hispanic and 30% of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher AP Schools of Distinction (70 named) – Clarke Central Schools with at least 20% of the total student population taking AP exams and at least 50% of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher AP Humanities Schools (85 named) – Cedar Shoals / Clarke Central Schools with a minimum of five students testing in each of the following AP categories: one ELA course, two history/social science courses, one fine arts course and one world language course AP Humanities Achievement Schools (70 named) – Clarke Central AP Humanities schools (see above definition) with at least 50% of all AP Humanities exams earning scores of 3 or higher AP STEM Schools (183 named) – Cedar Shoals / Clarke Central Schools with a minimum of five students testing in at least four AP STEM 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, AP Computer Science Principles)) AP STEM Achievement Schools (94 named) – Clarke Central AP STEM schools (see above definition) with at least 50% of all AP STEM exams earning scores of 3 or higher.

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