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61 metro Atlanta schools named AP Humanities Schools


State Superintendent Richard Woods named 149 Advanced Placement Humanities Schools in February, 61 in metro Atlanta.

The honor recognizes schools that test students in at least one language arts course, two social science courses, one fine arts course and one world language course. Students who score a 3 or higher on AP exams can earn college credit. 

Gwinnett County Schools led the state with 18 AP Humanities Schools. There were 24 more AP Humanities Schools than last year.

“Humanities” is one of six categories of AP Honor Schools. Woods named 674 AP Honor Schools this year, 52 more than last year.

“The number of our schools and students succeeding in the college-level learning offered by Advanced Placement continues to increase,” Woods said. “It is my pleasure to recognize these schools – and, by extension, their students, teachers, and staff – for the excellent work being done to expand opportunity to all students.”

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