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22 GCPS high schools make AP Honors list

     The Georgia Department of Education has released the list of AP Honors Schools and 22 Gwinnett County public high schools made one or more of the lists. Several Gwinnett schools were recognized in more than one category. Archer High, Collins Hill High, Duluth High, Grayson High, and Mountain View High, made the list in six of the seven categories in which they are eligible.          

     Dr. Clay Hunter, Gwinnett County Public Schools’ (GCPS) Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instructional Support, says the recognition is confirmation that the district’s hard work paid off. He explains, “In March of last year, our school system faced the challenge of finding new and innovative ways to make sure that our students were able to continue their learning in the midst of a pandemic. The fact that 22 of our high schools were recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as Advanced Placement Honor Schools is proof positive that the efforts our teachers, school administrators, and district level support staff were not in vain.”

      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. The 2021 AP Honor Schools are named in eight categories, based on the results of 2020 AP courses and exams.

     “The work our schools have done to provide access to a wide-range of Advanced Placement courses while battling the effects of a global crisis speaks to the commitment that GCPS has to hold true to our vision of preparing students for college and career,” Dr. Hunter said.

     The 22 GCPS schools recognized as 2021 AP Honor Schools and the specific categories in which they were honored are listed below.

AP Access and Support Schools

Schools with at least 30 percent of AP exams taken by students who identified themselves as African-American and/or Hispanic and 30 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher:

  • Archer HS
  • Berkmar HS
  • Central Gwinnett HS
  • Collins Hill HS
  • Dacula HS
  • Discovery HS
  • Duluth HS
  • Grayson HS
  • Lanier HS
  • McClure Health Science HS
  • Meadowcreek HS
  • Mountain View HS
  • Norcross HS
  • Paul Duke STEM HS
  • Shiloh HS
  • South Gwinnett HS


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:

  • Archer HS
  • Brookwood HS
  • Collins Hill HS
  • Dacula HS
  • Duluth HS
  • Grayson HS
  • Gwinnett School of Mathematics Science and Technology (GSMST)
  • Lanier HS
  • Mill Creek HS
  • Mountain View HS
  • North Gwinnett HS
  • Parkview HS
  • Paul Duke STEM HS
  • Peachtree Ridge HS


AP Humanities Schools

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

  • Archer HS
  • Berkmar HS
  • Brookwood HS
  • Collins Hill HS
  • Discovery HS
  • Duluth HS
  • Grayson HS
  • GSMST
  • Mill Creek HS
  • Mountain View HS
  • Norcross HS
  • North Gwinnett HS
  • Parkview HS
  • Peachtree Ridge HS
  • South Gwinnett HS
     

AP Humanities Achievement Schools

AP Humanities schools (see above definition) with at least 50 percent of all AP Humanities exams earning scores of three or higher:

  • Archer HS
  • Brookwood HS
  • Collins Hill HS
  • Discovery HS
  • Duluth HS
  • Grayson HS
  • GSMST
  • Mill Creek HS
  • Mountain View HS
  • Norcross HS
  • North Gwinnett HS
  • Parkview HS
  • Peachtree Ridge HS

AP STEM Schools

Schools with a minimum of five students testing in at least four AP STEM courses (AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles):

  • Archer HS
  • Berkmar HS
  • Brookwood HS
  • Central Gwinnett HS
  • Collins Hill HS
  • Dacula HS
  • Discovery HS
  • Duluth HS
  • Grayson HS
  • GSMST
  • Lanier HS
  • Meadowcreek HS
  • Mill Creek HS
  • Mountain View HS
  • Norcross HS
  • North Gwinnett HS
  • Parkview HS
  • Paul Duke STEM HS
  • Peachtree Ridge HS
  • South Gwinnett HS

AP STEM Achievement Schools
AP STEM schools (see above definition) with at least 50 percent of all AP STEM exams earning scores of 3 or higher:

  • Archer HS
  • Brookwood HS
  • Collins Hill HS
  • Dacula HS
  • Duluth HS
  • Grayson HS
  • GSMST
  • Lanier HS
  • Mill Creek HS
  • Mountain View HS
  • North Gwinnett HS
  • Parkview HS
  • Paul Duke STEM HS
  • Peachtree Ridge HS

AP Challenge School

Schools with enrollments of 900 or fewer students and students testing in English, math, science, and social studies:

  • McClure Health Science HS

  • Paul Duke STEM HS

AP Expansion Schools

AP schools with 25 percent growth in AP student participation from May 2019 to May 2020 and a minimum of 25 students testing in May 2019:

  • Paul Duke STEM HS