TCHS Named an AP Honor School
Toombs County High School (TCHS) was one of 273 schools in the state named as an Advanced Placement (AP) Honor School by state Superintendent of Schools Richard Woods on February 16.
AP courses allow students to take rigorous courses to prepare them for their future colleges and universities. Students have an opportunity to take the AP exam at the conclusion of the course, and are rated on their proficiency in the subject on a scale from 1 to 5. Students who receive a 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam may receive college credit. These exams are administered by the College Board, continued from page
which also administers the SAT.
“The number of AP Honor Schools increased by more than 14%, which serves as a testament to our commitment to expand opportunities for Georgia students, including in advanced and accelerated coursework,” Superintendent Woods said. “I sincerely congratulate each of this year’s AP Honor Schools on their achievement. Additionally, I thank each teacher, student, and school- and district-level administrator for their diligent work creating strong AP opportunities in these 273 Georgia schools.”
The Georgia Department of Education (Ga-DOE) began recognizing AP Honor Schools in 2008 and separate the schools’ accomplishments into eight categories. According to TCHS Principal Marissa Morris, the school was awarded the honors of being both an AP Challenge School, which are schools with enrollments of 900 or fewer students and students testing in English, math, science, and social studies, and an AP Expansion School, which are AP schools with 25% growth in AP student participation from May 2021 to May 2022 and a minimum of 25 students testing in May 2020.
“We are excited to be named a 2023 AP Honor School by the Georgia Department of Education,” Morris remarked. “We are blessed to have a supportive superintendent, Mr. Waller, and a supportive Board of Education that provides our school with the resources necessary to offer Advanced Placement courses to our students in multiple content areas.”
Currently, the school offers 7 AP courses – AP English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, World History, Government and Politics, United States History, Calculus, and Environmental Science – but Morris says that number will increase next school year. “We will be adding AP Pre-Calculus next school year to our list of AP courses. This allows us to enhance educational opportunities for our students,” she explained.
A total of 257 students are currently involved in AP courses, and the school is excited to continue to offer this opportunity for both current and incoming school population.