Rome High and all four Floyd County high schools — Armuchee, Coosa, Model and Pepperell — were recognized by the state this week for the success of their Advanced Placement programs.
In addition to being named an AP School of Distinction, Rome High was also recognized for their STEM programs focusing on science, technology, engineering and math.
“I am overjoyed about the recognition given to our RHS students and teachers by the Georgia Department of Education,” said Principal Eric Holland in a release. “Each day, I have the privilege of witnessing them strive and dedicate themselves to excellence.”
Armuchee High, Coosa High, Model High and Pepperell High were four of 39 recognized as AP Challenge Schools.
AP Challenge schools are small high schools of fewer than 900 students offering the AP advanced courses in the core subject areas of English, math, science, and social studies.
Floyd County Superintendent Jeff Wilson also expressed pride.
“We have some of the best AP teachers in the state,” he said in a release. “These recognitions reinforce the fact our schools are academically focused and students who want an academically challenging environment get a great education in FCS.”
The Floyd County school system offers 18 AP courses and is the only public school system in Northwest Georgia to offer AP Capstone.
The state recognizes AP Honor Schools in eight categories: AP Access and Support Schools, AP Challenge Schools, AP Schools of Distinction, AP STEM, AP STEM Achievement, AP Humanities, AP Humanities Achievement and AP Expansion Schools.
AP classes offer college-level learning options, with exams administered by the College Board. Students receiving a score of 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam may receive college credit.