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Four PCSD High Schools Named AP Honor Schools

Downloard Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                            February 25, 2021

Four PCSD High Schools Named

State AP Honor Schools for 2021

State Superintendent Richard Woods has named four Paulding County School District high schools to the list of Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools for 2021. In a press release, Superintendent Woods announced that Hiram High School, North Paulding High School, Paulding County High School, and South Paulding High School all received honors in one or more AP categories.ap

The following is a list of the Paulding County schools and the AP categories where they were recognized:

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: Hiram High School and Paulding County High School

AP Expansion Schools: AP schools with 25% growth in AP participation from May 2019 to May 2020 and a minimum of 25 students testing in May 2019: North Paulding High School

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): North Paulding High School, Paulding County High School and South Paulding High School

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: North Paulding High School

“Because of the pandemic, the last year has been an exceptional experience for our schools and our students, so it is nice to see our high schools recognized for their efforts in exposing more and more students to challenging AP courses and helping them succeed,” said Paulding County School District Superintendent Dr. Brian Otott. “In the coming year we hope to continue growing the number of students taking AP courses, and elevating performance on AP exams.”

More information about the 2021 Georgia Advanced Placement Honors Schools can be found here: