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GCPS high schools make AP Honors list

April 11, 2022

     The Georgia Department of Education has released the list of AP Honors Schools and 23 Gwinnett County public high schools made one or more of the lists. Several Gwinnett schools were recognized in more than one category. Mountain View High made the list in six of the seven categories in which it is eligible while Archer High, Brookwood High, Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, Mill Creek High, North Gwinnett High, Parkview High, and Peachtree Ridge High schools made the list in five 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 a testament to the hard work and dedication of the district’s educators. “The latest achievements across our high schools are a direct result of our teachers’ commitment to knowing what College Board expects our students to know and be able to do,” Dr. Hunter says. “The achievements also reflect the efforts of our faculty and staff to encourage students to take advantage of Advanced Placement courses.”

      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 earn a 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam may receive college credit. The 2022 AP Honor Schools were named in eight categories, based on the results of 2021 AP courses and exams.

     “I think that it is important to note that research shows that one of strongest predictors of student success in college is taking AP courses and scoring at least at 2 out of 5 on the exam,” Dr. Hunter says. “With this in mind, our students, parents, teachers, and administrators have established a tradition of focusing on access to Advanced Placement courses for students across all demographic groups. We also need to recognize the efforts of our students who have sacrificed time and put forth great effort to show mastery of the rigorous standards developed by College Board.”

     The 23 GCPS schools recognized as 2022 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% of AP exams taken by students who identified themselves as African-American and/or Hispanic and 30% of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher.

 

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

 

AP Challenge Schools

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

  • Gwinnett Online Campus
  • McClure Health Science HS

AP Expansion Schools

AP schools with 25% growth in AP student participation from May 2020 to May 2021 and a minimum of 25 students testing in May 2020.

  • McClure Health Science HS
  • South Gwinnett 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
  • Dacula HS
  • Discovery HS
  • Duluth HS
  • Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
  • 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% of all AP Humanities exams earning scores of 3 or higher.

  • Archer HS
  • Brookwood HS
  • Dacula HS
  • Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
  • Mill Creek HS
  • Mountain View HS
  • North Gwinnett HS
  • Parkview HS
  • Peachtree Ridge HS

AP Schools of Distinction

Schools with at least 20% of the total student population taking AP exams and at least 50% of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher.

  • Archer HS
  • Brookwood HS
  • Collins Hill HS
  • Grayson HS
  • Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
  • Mill Creek HS
  • Mountain View HS
  • North Gwinnett HS
  • Parkview HS
  • Paul Duke STEM 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
  • Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
  • Lanier HS
  • McClure Health Science HS
  • Meadowcreek HS
  • Mill Creek HS
  • Mountain View HS
  • Norcross HS
  • North Gwinnett HS
  • Parkview HS
  • Paul Duke STEM HS
  • Peachtree Ridge HS
  • Shiloh HS
  • South Gwinnett HS

AP STEM Achievement Schools

AP STEM schools (see above definition) with at least 50% of all AP STEM exams earning scores of 3 or higher.

  • Brookwood HS
  • Collins Hill HS
  • Grayson HS
  • Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
  • Lanier HS
  • Mill Creek HS
  • Mountain View HS
  • Norcross HS
  • North Gwinnett HS
  • Parkview HS
  • Paul Duke STEM HS
  • Peachtree Ridge HS