Seventeen high schools in DeKalb County School District have been named to multiple lists recognizing achievements on the 2016 Advanced Placement (AP) exams by the Georgia Department of Education and the College Board. Five more DeKalb high schools made the 2017 Advanced Placement Honors List since the previous school year, moving from 12 to 17 schools receiving these prestigious awards.

AP exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT and PSAT. AP courses are one of several ways Georgia students can access college-level learning at the high school level; students who receive a 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam may receive college credit. Students who earn passing scores of 3, 4, or 5 are eligible for college credit and demonstrate greater preparedness for college-level work.

“We are proud of each of these campuses, as this honor validates our belief in the rigorous instruction and dedication that is delivered daily,” said Superintendent R. Stephen Green. “This year, we are even more proud to have added five additional campuses to this list. This is one more example of how our schools are places of deep and effective teaching and learning.”

The 2017 AP Honors Schools are named in six categories, based on the results of 2016 AP courses and exams. Check out the full list of schools in DeKalb County that were recognized.