Local schools on state honors list

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009 4:24 PM
Last updated Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 1:48 AM
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State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox named more than 80 Advanced Placement Honor Schools this afternoon in three categories.

John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School was one of only two schools statewide to be recognized in all three categories. The other was DeKalb School of the Arts.

AP Challenge Schools are Davidson, Lincoln County High School and A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School. These are schools with fewer than 900 students that are offering AP classes in all four academic areas.

AP Access & Support Schools are the Academy of Richmond County, Burke County High School, Davidson and Johnson. This recognition went to schools where 30 percent of AP test-takers are black or Hispanic and at least 30 percent of all AP exams score 3 or higher.

Lakeside High School and Davidson were named AP Merit Schools, schools with at least 20 percent of students taking AP exams and at least half of the AP exams scoring a 3 or higher.

AP classes offer rigorous college-level learning options to students in high school. Students who receive a 3, 4 or 5 on AP exams may receive college credit.

Georgia ranks 15th nationally in the percentage of 2008 high school seniors that had at least one AP exam with a score of 3 or more.

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Cheech1
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Cheech1 02/05/09 - 04:31 pm
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WTG Panthers!

WTG Panthers!

sprintman
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sprintman 02/05/09 - 04:51 pm
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That's good to hear about

That's good to hear about ARC, lincoln, and burke schools making the list. Lakeside cleary is the best school in columbia county. The others in CC not so great. Westside is a better school than Greenbrier. Greenbrier is with ARC, Cross Creek. Then Evans and Hephzibah. Then Harlem, Grovetown, Butler, Glenn hills. Then Laney and Josey. Davidson and AR Johnson always make something every year. Davidson beats the wealthy atlanta suburban school's every year and its downtown. So does AR Johnson and its across the street from Laney highschool. Why hasn't every school in richmond county been turned into Davidson. Westside, ARC, Cross Creek, Hephzibah can stay the same but still improve. But Josey, Laney, Glenn Hills, and Butler need to be reformed immediately.

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jackfruitpaper833 02/05/09 - 04:51 pm
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Dr. Welcher is still at Laney

Dr. Welcher is still at Laney so I guess we didn't make it AGAIN. *SIGHS*

sprintman
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sprintman 02/05/09 - 05:49 pm
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Why doesn't Richmond county

Why doesn't Richmond county turn the failing one's into charter schools. Like they did murphy and that school turned around. Richmond county could really have one of the top 5 school systems in in GA and it would be in the city and not in the suburbs. ARC, Westside, Hephzibah, Cross creek are doing good. Davidson and AR Johnson speak for themselves. All you would need to do is reformed 4 of your schools. Laney, Josey, Glenn Hills, Butler. Mcbean/Blythe/Hephzibah area is going need to another highschool up that way in the next 2-3 years. So maybe closing one of those failing school's would also be a good idea.

sprintman
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sprintman 02/05/09 - 05:58 pm
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Im definitely proud of Burke

Im definitely proud of Burke county

lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 02/05/09 - 06:22 pm
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sprintman i agree 100000%

sprintman i agree 100000% with you however the powers to be and all of the trfling and sorry good for nothing parents would be really upset. the school board will be upset because of the DRASTIC loss of state and federal funds that they have come to expect to receive and waste on useless and wasteful programs. the sorry good for nothing and trifling parents will be upset with you because they will no longer have a free baby-sitting service or they would now have to get involved wothg their sorry children's education like they should have been doing all along instead of shifting the responibility of raising their children on the over-burdened school system.

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