Jefferson High School named to Georgia's AP Honor Schools

February 7, 2020

Jefferson High School has been recognized as a 2020 Georgia Advanced Placement Honor School in several categories by the College Board and Georgia Department of Education for the class of 2019.

AP level courses consist of college-level curriculum, but are taught by trained high school teachers in a regular high school setting. AP exams are administered by the College Board; Students who receive a 3, 4 or 5 on an AP exam are eligible to receive college credit.

Jefferson High School was recognized as an AP Honor School for 2020 in the following categories:

·         AP Schools of Distinction

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.

·         AP Humanities Schools

Schools with a minimum of five students testing in each of the following AP categories: one English language arts course, two history/social science courses, one fine arts course and one world language course.

·         AP Humanities Achievement Schools

AP Humanities schools with at least 50 percent of all AP Humanities exams earning scores of 3 or higher. 

·         AP STEM Schools

Schools with a minimum of five students testing in at least four AP STEM courses (AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics, AP Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principles).

·         AP STEM Achievement Schools

AP STEM schools with at least 50 percent of all AP STEM exams earning scores of 3 or higher.

For more information, visit the Georgia Department of Education’s latest release

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