Grady Among AP Honor Schools

Five APS schools make the list

State Superintendent John Barge named among 367 Advanced Placement honor schools in the state of Georgia on Tuesday.

Grady was recognized as an AP STEM School, "a school with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses (AP calculus AB, AP calculus BC, AP statistics, AP biology, AP chemistry, AP science, AP environmental science, AP physics B, AP physics C, AP computer science)."

Booker T. Washington High School (AP Challenge School), Carver School of Health Sciences (AP Challenge School), Benjamin E. Mays High School (AP STEM School) and South Atlanta School of Health and Medical Science (AP Challenge School) were also named AP honor schools.

More about Advanced Placement classes and testing:

Advanced Placement 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.

Grady High School is the feeder school for Inman Middle School, Springdale Park Elementary School, Morningside Elementary School and Mary Lin Elementary School, among others.

Tom in Lake Claire February 09, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Yikes, it's hard to keep track of all these different honors a school can earn. There are so many that one wonders which ones mean something and which ones don't. If I'm reading this one correctly it looks like you get this "honor" by OFFERING this mix of courses. Even if the kids taking these courses do poorly on the AP test itself, which I gather is often a problem at Grady and some of the other APS schools cited. If so, puts this honor in a different light. More like the "trophy" all the kids get on my pee-wee soccer team.


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