Dalton High Recognized As AP Honors School For Second Year

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Dalton High School has been named to the list of 462 Advanced Placement Honors Schools in Georgia for 2014 for the second year. 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.  

“I’m so proud of our students and staff,” said Steve Bartoo, principal of Dalton High. “I know the level of commitment and passion that each member of our staff brings to their job every day and it is reflected in the achievements of our students. Our AP teachers and curriculum are second to none! We are constantly challenging our students to stretch their academic goals, and we’re seeing the numbers of students choosing to take AP and IB (International Baccalaureate) classes continuing to increase.” 

Dalton High offers 14 Advanced Placement classes. Last year, the school saw more students take AP classes than ever before and more students take the AP exam to earn college credit.

"The staff and students at Dalton High are to be congratulated for receiving the AP Honor School recognition for the second year in a row,” said Dr. Jim Hawkins, superintendent of Dalton Public Schools.  “I know that the Dalton High staff continually focuses on providing rigorous work that elevates student achievement. This recognition is validation of what we hear already from our former students—Dalton High does an excellent job of preparing our students to be successful at the college of their choice.” 

Dalton High was recognized in the following two categories:

AP STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Schools: Schools 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 Environmental Science, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science) 

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



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