Central High School Named AP STEM and AP STEM Achievement School
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Pictured are students in Mr. Jonathan Horsley’s AP Environmental Science class. From left to right are Andrew Stewart, Emma Yarbrough, Harley Cummings, and Hannah Cummings.
Pictured are students in Mr. Jonathan Horsley’s AP Environmental Science class. From left to right are Andrew Stewart, Emma Yarbrough, Harley Cummings, and Hannah Cummings.
Central High School Named AP STEM and AP STEM Achievement School

Central High School has been named to the Georgia Department of Education AP STEM, AP STEM Achievement, and AP Champion School list by the College Board.

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college-level courses offered by trained high school teachers in the regular high school setting. Central High School offers students AP courses in English, math, science, and social studies.

Principal Mr. Jared Griffis said, “Earning three Advanced Placement distinctions in a school year is a tremendous accomplishment. I believe achieving this high level of recognition in consecutive years speaks to the culture we work to continually sustain at Central High School. Diligently striving to always provide premier opportunities and instruction for our students has allowed our AP students to compete with the state and the nation's best. I could not be prouder of our AP students and AP teachers who made these honors possible. It is a great time to be a Central Lion.”

There are currently 300 students taking one or more of the 11 AP courses offered in a face-to-face classroom setting. Additionally, all AP courses options are available online. Of the students who participated in the AP science and math tests last year, 48% scored a 3 or higher.

The Department of Education announced 204 schools across the state were awarded the AP STEM honor, and only 128 schools received the AP STEM Achievement honor.  Mr. Griffis stated, “I am especially proud of the AP STEM Achievement School designation. Central High School teachers and students exemplify premier teaching and learning. It is our intention to continue offering stellar programs to our well deserving students.”

AP STEM Schools are schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses, such as AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics, or AP Computer Science.

AP STEM Achievement Schools are schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses, at least 40% of the exam scores on the AP math and AP science exams earning scores of 3 or higher.

Central High School was named one of five statewide AP Champion Award winning schools in January. The College Board in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Education selected Central High School for the award based on the school’s efforts to eliminate barriers that restrict access to AP courses, evidence of the school’s effort to reflect diversity in the school’s population by the enrollment of all students in AP courses, and for sustaining a positive culture celebrating both the students participation and success in the Advanced Placement Program.

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