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Effingham High Schools Named as AP Stem, AP Stem Achievement Schools

Both high schools in Effingham County have been named on AP achievement lists for 2022 by the Georgia Department of Education.

The state agency released the lists Thursday naming 239 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools from 88 LEAs.

The 2022 AP Honor Schools are named in eight categories, based on the results of 2021 AP courses and exams. A list of categories is below and a full list of schools in each category is linked in the description.

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 receive a 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam may receive college credit. GaDOE began recognizing AP Honor Schools in 2008.

2022 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)

Effingham County High School and South Effingham High School made the list.

2022 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.​

South Effingham High School made the list.

More on other AP recognitions and schools.

“We are committed to expanding opportunities for Georgia students, including in advanced and accelerated coursework,” Superintendent Woods said. “I offer my sincere congratulations to each of this year’s AP Honor Schools, and thank each teacher, student, and school leader who worked hard to create strong AP opportunities in these Georgia schools.”

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