28 Feb 2016 Congratulations Davidson Fine Arts for Making the Georgia 2016 Advanced Placement Honor Roll
The Georgia Department of Education has released its 2016 Advanced Placement honor roll, and one Richmond County school was recognized in each category.
John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School was the only public school in Augusta to be named in all six categories – AP Challenge, AP Access and Support, AP Merit, AP STEM, AP STEM Achievement and AP Humanities.
Of the 199 AP STEM schools in Georgia, seven were local: Davidson, the Academy of Richmond County, Cross Creek High School and Westside High School in Richmond County, and Lakeside, Greenbrier and Grovetown high schools in Columbia County. These schools have students testing in at least two AP math and AP science courses.
Richmond County had six of the 61 AP Challenge Schools in the state: Davidson, A.R. Johnson Magnet School, Butler High School, Glenn Hills High School, Lucy C. Laney High School and Westside High. Harlem High was the lone Columbia County representative.
AP Challenge honorees are schools with enrollment of 900 or fewer and have students testing in four of the core areas: English, math, science and social studies.
Two Richmond County schools (A.R. Johnson and Davidson) made the AP Access and Support list, while Grovetown High got the honor for Columbia County. The distinction goes to schools with at least 30 percent of their exams taken by students who are black and/or Hispanic and 30 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher.
Davidson was the lone Richmond County institution named an AP STEM Achievement School, which requires students testing in two AP math and two AP science classes and at least 40 percent of the exam scores being 3 or higher. Lakeside, Greenbrier and Grovetown were
named for Columbia County.
Davidson was the only Richmond County school on the AP Humanities list, while Greenbrier and Lakeside received the distinction for Columbia County. AP Humanities requires a school to have students test in all of the following AP courses: at least one English/language arts, two social sciences, one fine arts and one world language.
Davidson was also on the AP Merit list for schools with at least 20 percent of students taking AP exams and at least 50 percent of all AP exams scoring 3 or higher. Greenbrier and Lakeside made the list for Columbia County.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle
Author: Doug Stutsman/Staff Writer