Dalton High Named To List Of AP Honors Schools In Georgia

Friday, February 22, 2013

Dalton High School has been named to the list of 424 AP (Advanced Placement) Honors Schools in Georgia for 2013. Georgia School Superintendent John Barge released the list of Georgia schools receiving honors in his review of The College Board’s AP Report to the Nation. Dalton High was recognized in four of the five categories: AP Merit School, AP STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) School, AP STEM Achievement School, and AP Access and Support School.


"Dalton High is proud to be recognized as an AP Honors School,” said Debbie Freeman, principal of Dalton High School. "These honors are a direct reflection of the hard work and dedication of our staff and students to achieve academic excellence. Our teachers strive to provide a rigorous curriculum and continuously improve our academic program to meet the needs of our students. This recognition is validation that our students are achieving more at higher levels and are well prepared for continuing their education at the college level."


Dalton High offers up to 15 Advanced Placement programs. Last year, 41 percent of Dalton’s students took at least one advanced studies class through either the IB or AP program and the school gave almost 400 International Baccalaureate or AP exams.


“I want to congratulate the staff and students at Dalton High on being recognized in four categories as an AP Honors School,” said Dr. Jim Hawkins, superintendent of Dalton Public Schools. “These awards are evidence of the high quality academic program and commitment to excellence at Dalton High.”


Dalton High was recognized in the following four categories:

*AP Merit Schools: Schools with at least 20% of the student population taking AP exams and at least 50% of all AP exams earning scores of three (3) or higher

*AP STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Schools: Schools with students testing in at least two (2) AP math courses and two (2) AP science courses (AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science) 

*AP STEM Achievement Schools: Schools with students testing in at least 2 AP math courses and 2 AP science courses and at least 40% of the exam scores on AP math and AP science exams earning scores of three (3) or higher

 *AP Access and Support Schools: Schools with at least 30% of their 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.


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