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HCHS Earns Honors for Advanced Placement Offerings

Hart County High School has been named an AP Humanities School by State Superintendent Richard Woods.

This recognition is based on the results of 2016 AP courses and exams. AP exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT. AP courses are one of the ways students in Georiga can access college-level learning opportunities while still enrolled in high school. Students who receive scores of a 3, 4, or 5 on AP exams are often eligible to receive college credit.

AP Humanities Schools have students testing in at least one English language arts course, two social science courses, one fine arts course, and one world language course. This is the second year that Hart County High School has received this honor. Only 149 schools were designated AP Humanities School this year. 

The Georgia Department of Education first recognized AP Honor Schools in 2008 with only three categories: AP Challenge Schools, AP Access and Support Schools, and AP Merit Schools. The AP STEM category was added in 2011, and in 2015, the AP Humanities category was added. A full list of categories and their definitions can be found on the Georgia Department of Education’s website.