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GaDOE Names HCHS AP Honor School

The Georgia Department of Education announced recently that Hart County High School is one of 88 schools in the state being named to the list of Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools for 2022.

“Our Administrators and Teachers at the high school are committed to serving every student in the building,” Hart County Charter System Superintendent Jay Floyd said.

Hart County High School was recognized as an AP Expansion School for attaining at least 25% growth in AP student participation from May 2020 to May 2021 with a minimum of 25 students testing in May 2020.

“Our AP teachers do a good job of getting our students to take the AP exams,” Hart County High School Principal Kevin Gaines said.

In 2020, 58 students participated in AP tests at Hart County High School. In 2021, the number of students who were administered AP tests grew to 141, more than doubling the amount of students taking AP tests in a year.

“We are committed to expanding opportunities for Georgia students, including in advanced and accelerated coursework,” Superintendent Woods said in a statement. “I offer my sincere congratulations to each of this year’s AP Honor Schools, and thank each teacher, student, and school leader who worked hard to create strong AP opportunities in these 88 Georgia schools.”

AP exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT. AP courses are one of several ways Georgia students can access college-level learning at the high school level; students who receive a 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam may receive college credit. GaDOE began recognizing AP Honor Schools in 2008.