Menu Close
Menu Close

NCSS High Schools Named AP Honor Schools


Newton County School System recently announced that Alcovy, Eastside and Newton high schools have all been named 2015 Advanced Placement Honor Schools by Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods. The 2015 Honor Schools are named in six categories, based on the results of the 2014 AP classes and exams.

All three NCSS high schools were named AP STEM Schools and AP Humanities Schools. In addition, Alcovy was named a 2015 AP Access and Support School and Eastside was named a 2015 AP STEM Achievement School. In order to be named an AP STEM School, the NCSS high schools had students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses.

To be named an AP Humanities School, the NCSS high schools had students testing in all of the following AP courses: at least 1 ELA course, 2 social science courses, 1 fine arts course and 1 world language course. Each NCSS high school met the following requirements to receive the AP STEM School award and the AP Humanities School award.

“We are excited and proud of the AP designations,” said Eastside principal Jeff Cher, whose school was named an AP STEM School, an AP Humanities School, and an AP STEM Achievement School. “These distinctions are the results of sincere, intentional efforts by students and staff to maintain an academically challenging environment where students have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential.”

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

Follow Us

Popular Post

You may also like...

Recognizing Influential Black Musicians from Newton County
25Jun

Recognizing Influential Black Musicians from Newton County

June is African American Music Appreciation Month, formerly called National Black Music Month. It’s a time to celebrate the contributions and influences of black musicians. With the south being historically rooted in rich African American traditions, their music has inspired generations. Some of the music genres include Sacred music, folk music, the Blues, jazz, R&B, […]

How Dad Would Love to Spend Time in Covington
18Jun

How Dad Would Love to Spend Time in Covington

  Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21st. It’s a day to honor Dad and spend some quality time with him, doing the things he loves doing. Whether he loves adventure, leisure recreation, art or film, we’ve got some awesome ideas for how Dad would love to spend quality time with you in Covington.     […]

Travel Bloggers Share Their Experiences in Covington
11Jun

Travel Bloggers Share Their Experiences in Covington

We love the attention we’ve gotten from travel bloggers! This is especially the case for TV and film tourism. We appreciate the eye for detail that travel bloggers have and their tourist perspective on our local destinations. While some of them focus on Covington as the Hollywood of the South with its abundance of productions, […]

Skip to content