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Forsyth County Schools honored for AP by College Board

POSTED: February 1, 2017 1:00 a.m.

Forsyth County Schools has been recognized by the organization that is responsible for standardized college entrance exams as one of the top in north America.

The district is among 433 school systems in the U.S. and Canada that were placed on the College Board’s seventh annual AP District Honor Roll.

To be included on the honor roll, the district had to, since 2014, “increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.”

“We are delighted that the diligent work of our AP teachers and school administrators has been recognized with the distinction of being named to the AP District Honor Roll. College admission is competitive, and with our numerous AP offerings, we are preparing our students for continued academic success,” Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Jeff Bearden said.

Forsyth County is one of only 10 districts in Georgia that are on this list, including: Atlanta Public Schools, Bryan County Schools, Buford City Schools, Butts County School District, Cherokee County School District, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Harris County Schools, Houston County Schools and Walton County School District.

This is the third year in a row the district has been placed on the list and fourth total — Forsyth was on the first round in 2011.

Helping more students take and pass AP Exams involves an entire school community, from teachers to district
and school administration.

In 2016, more than 4,000 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, or both, and/or consideration in the admission process.

“These teachers and administrators are delivering real opportunity in their schools and classrooms, and students are rising to the challenge,” said Trevor Packer, the College Board’s head of AP and instruction, in a news release.

This honor roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2014 to 2016, looking across 37 AP Exams, including world language and culture.


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