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Alpharetta, Milton Schools Named AP Honor Schools

The honor given by the Georgia Department of Education recognizes schools that offer challenging curricula.

Credit: Patch
Credit: Patch
Fourteen out of 17 Fulton County high schools have been named AP Honor Schools, including four institutions in Alpharetta and Milton. 

The honor given by the Georgia Department of Education recognizes high schools "that are leaders in offering students the most challenging curricula available," the Fulton County School System said in a news release.  

"Advanced Placement classes give our students a greater opportunity to grow outside of the traditional high school curriculum," said Superintendent Robert Avossa, Ed.D. "This added rigor not only stimulates their learning but helps prepare them for the extensive, fast-paced courses they'll experience in a college environment."

Based upon testing results from the class of 2013, the 2014 awards are placed in five categories: AP STEM Schools, AP STEM Achievement Schools, AP Merit Schools, AP Challenge Schools and AP Access and Support Schools.

Alpharetta and Milton high schools placed in four out of the five categories:

AP STEM Schools (schools with students taking exams in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses) 
 
Alpharetta High School
Cambridge High School
Milton High School

AP STEM Achievement Schools (schools in which 40 percent of its math and science test takers achieve a score of 3 or better)

Alpharetta High School
Cambridge High School
Milton High School

AP Merit Schools (schools that have least 20 percent of its students taking AP exams and at least half of those exams garnering a score of 3 or higher)

Alpharetta High School
Cambridge High School
Milton High School

AP Challenge Schools (schools with less than 900 students that offer AP classes in core subjects)

Fulton Science Academy High School

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