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.